Thread: Pre-Game Talk: Flyers @ Jets - Feb 12 7PM
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02-11-2013, 04:24 PM
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I can understand either option.

I personally believe in going with the best goalie over the hot one. Noel got bit by playing Mason back to back last year so I would fully understand going with Pavelec.

I am really not sure how much better Pavi is though. If Noel sees them as close I would also understand rolling with the hot hand. Both goalies have career .906 save percentages afterall.

Ultimately it is about winning games. I say go with the gyt that gives you the best chance to win. I don't know who that is, start whoever.
The bolded is interesting. If you look at Montoya's record for the~ 40 NHL games he played in 2010-12, prior to the concussion, his SvP was >.915. (For corroboration on the concussion effect, look at Reimer in TO, pre and post concussion, and now this year)
I know we have a lot invested in Pavs, but he has not proven to me that he is better than Montoya.
We'll never know unless we give them both substantial opportunity.

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