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12-30-2011, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bryzgalovsky View Post
Except that all those other players they got rid off were actually good and had considerable trade value and reasonable contracts.
That's irrelevant to the point.

Hockey Prospectus just announced that they're going to have weekly of GVT on their website. GVT is essentially equal to VORP in baseball:

Ilya Bryzgalov had a GVT of -5.8, which is 5th worst in the league (Brodeur, Cam Ward, Roloson, Mason behind behind. Mason is -13.0, which is basically means he hasn't even been AHL caliber). That won't keep up, but it's too big of a hole to get back to a point to maybe even average.

Sergei Bobrovsky is +1.7, which is about where you'd like your backup goalie to be. For some perspective, last year Bobrovsky and Boucher were both in the 5's last year, while Michael Leighton was +1.5 two years ago.

This at Christmas, so it was before the Tampa Bay game.

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