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01-04-2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Noori View Post
Interesting. I see it as more of a benefit for team's without a decent backup. The Flames, for example, can pretty much ride Kiprusoff for almost all of the games without worrying about the fatigue he normally faces playing 70+ games a season.
But those 48 games would be played over a much shorter period. They would be playing about 10 more games over the same period of time.

Take a look at the nhl original plan, for instance the Canadiens were set to play 37 games between jan19 and the end of the season. The season will be pushed back a bit but not much and you got to ends up with 48 games. Backups will ends up playing more imo (in % obviously)

(Or at least it would be wise to do so... It will probably ends up the complete opposite, but there are going to be quite a few exhausted goaltenders (and injuries) when the playoffs starts)

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