Thread: Value of: Plekanec, Eller & DD
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12-19-2012, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by palindrom View Post
i dont want to show all the stats against because i already sound like a broken disk and many other fans saw all that before. But i can give you a link.

I can tell you, if we take into account all teams and all games played in the past 2 seasons, there is indeed a negative correlation between a team success and how much % of their budget they invest in goalie.
Please do give me a link. I'd be interested to read more about this.

We'll see. Off the top of my head, the worst teams in the league in recent years include Toronto, Columbus, Edmonton, and NYI. Considering DiPietro is injured, all of these teams have spent very little on goaltending and it still remains a big weakness for all of these teams. Meanwhile the conference champions Vancouver and New York spent $6.7mil and $6.875mil respectively on their starters.

You can't just pluck a Mike Smith and hope he becomes an all star. Those situations are the exception rather than the norm, and we have yet to see if he can repeat his performance.

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