In (Partial) Defense Of Scott Howson's Recent Trade History
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09-14-2012, 06:37 PM
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I don't care how many prime years Bobrovski has left, his season last year was basically as bad as Mason's.
I'd rather go into next season with Luongo or Schneider in net. The 0.038 save% difference between Schneider and Barbrovski in similar roles on pretty level teams is worth 93 goals over a season. That difference is enough to move the worst team into the playoffs and the best team out of the playoffs.
I'm sure that Howson would rather have Luongo or Schneider. But I doubt very much that he'd want to have paid the asking price for either one of them. If we went months assuming that Howson's asking price for Rick Nash was astronomical, what do we say about Gillis' price on his goalies?
Your math is based on the assumption that both goalies would be starters for the majority of a season, which one (Bobrovsky) has done and which the other (Schneider) has not. Hockey isn't the only sport I follow; I've seen plenty of guys in limited action look great, then fall apart as soon as they have to take on a bigger role.
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