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12-12-2012, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post

You had me until this. Because although Smith was typically 1% worse than his understudies, Fuhr was 3% worse than his in Edmonton, at least by the way I calculated it.

I'm saying put Fuhr over Smith all you want, I'm still not sure how I'll have them, but the "vs. backups" numbers are not a compelling reason why, or even a reason why at all.

Good point.
If the only thing Smith has over Fuhr are his save percentage stats, then it is relevant that the stats are so team dependent. Like I said in response to MadArcand when he made this point, you need to give Fuhr SOME credit for being something of a workhorse, but I'm not sure how much. The reason Smith vs his partner is so interesting is because he was in a tandem situation, so it really was the case that neither Smith nor his partner appeared to be more important during the regular seaosn.

I'm open for arguments to rank Smith over Fuhr - as I said, they are probably the two hardest goalies to rank yet, at least among NHLers.

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