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01-04-2013, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by R2010 View Post
Not to get everyone all pissy but lets remember that the larger body of work is what is important about a goaltender. For example here is a comparison of Robin Lehner in his first 4 ahl seasons (to date) and Craig Anderson in his first 4 ahl seasons.

Goalie League GP GAA SV% W L OT
Robin Lehner AHL 83 2.76 0.917 38 34 6
Craig Anderson AHL 112 2.23 0.911 50 48 10

Now of course the important context is age and Robins Calder cup run but it is just interesting to see that the stats are rather comparable. It suggests that if Lehner's progression were to stall he probably would still be a goalie at a similar level to Anderson.
Lehner's done better and projects to be better based on those stats.

Anderson was with Norfolk, who won their division in Andy's first two years there and didn't miss during the four seasons you're using as a comparison. Lehner's clubs have been much weaker, with the exception of perhaps the Calder Cup winning team (read: the team got absolutely gutted last year, and this year they're playing with a first year coach and have a terrible SF/SA ratio). That's why Lehner's got a worse GAA. The fact that his SV% over that time is 0.917 is pretty good, actually.

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