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12-24-2011, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Spongolium View Post
Thats not the entire scenario though. Players miss the net, lose control of the puck ect.

A goaltender is at a disadvantage because he must react to the players movements. It's very rare that a goaltender forces a players hand, and when it happens it's generally the players fault.
Exactly. Much like goaltening stats in general...they are not black and white.

If you take the same Bryz and put him on Boston he will have nearly the same stats as Tim Thomas (Rask does). It's got nothing to do with the goaltender and everything to do with the solid defense played by Boston.

Put TT here, and I don't think his stats will be MUCH better, I do believe he is the better goaltender though. It's overwhelmingly a team game.

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