The All-Purpose Bryz/Goaltending Thread #7
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01-14-2013, 10:13 PM
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Hmm, let's see. I don't know when Bryz actually arrived in Moscow, but eliteprospects lists Sep. 19 as the confirmation date for his transfer to CSKA. In September, Stana got all 4 starts from that date on. In October, he got 7 starts, Proskuryakov got 1 and Bryzgalov got 3. In November, Stana got 5 starts and Bryz got 2. Proskuryakov got none. I didn't check the month of December, but I think it's fair to say it's been confirmed what your bias is
I don't mean that in a bad way, either, but we do look for things that enforce beliefs we already have. I'm the same, don't worry.
As for not being dressed, I gave a reason already. Maybe that wasn't all there was to it, but I think those starts show he wasn't a third stringer at any point in time.
There is no bias. I was monitoring stats through his KHL stay. I guess I was looking at GP instead of GS? He was definitely the low man statistically for a while, and had the fewest games played; though being a shootout specialist would explain the extra GP for Proskuryakov.
Edit: He was also called out by the media for his play. I doubt that happened for no reason at all.
Edit 2: As for bias, once again, there is none. I'm just being realistic; the reality is that he struggled mightily last season and struggled again in the KHL. These things are concerning. The reality is also that he has a large cap hit for a very long time at the wrong end of the age spectrum, so combine that with the inconsistency and it paints a troubling picture. The guy still has a lot to prove. One excellent month doesn't sell me; it shows me the potential, but now he has to live up to it and put together something more reliable.
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