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12-16-2012, 03:27 AM
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If Hedberg plays the whole playoffs we don't make it past the Flyers likely. Main reason is because Brodeur's puck handling shutdown the forecheck of the Flyers, and Rangers. Didn't work so much on the Kings. And that was with the 3 gaffes he made in the playoffs while playing the puck too that caused goals against. Sadly that's all that will be remembered. Hedberg is among the worst goaltenders in the league at playing the puck. It's very often that you will see him battling with 3 of 4 members of the opposition behind the net, and when this happens it's for sure a goal against.

Also Brodeur was not as below average as you think last year. Pull up his split stats on yahoo. He was robbed possibly 60 to 70 saves last year which would bring his save percentage up from a 908 to 911 or 912. On average the team gave up 2 less shots on goal per game this year at home. That's pretty significant, and this has been the case since around 99 with the undercounting of shots in New Jersey. This is legit too. One year he had a home save percentage of 905, and a road save percentage of 923 while playing the same amount of games, and almost the same minutes in net.

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