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02-14-2013, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jigsaw99 View Post
judging from statistics and my personal experience, players are much more sustainable to serious injuries than goalies. not even close...
Thing is, how many goalies are in the system vs players? Its a lot easier for the depth to replace skaters than goalies. If a skater goes down you'd have 17 other guys that can help eat up his icetime. If a goalie goes down, well thats that.

GMs would be crying for goalie equipment upgrades when they lose their top 2 starters 2 or 3 games into the season.

Can you imagine Canucks not having Luongo and Schneider right now? Gillis would have to call up Climie or Canatta, and if those guys ever get hurt they'd have to call up David Honzik for crying out loud. Its not feasible at all.

Edit: Actually I'd like to see the statistic you speak of. With the exception of Lundqvist, Price, Rinne and Quick, seems like every starter in the league has gotten injured and missed games at some point over the last two to two and a half seasons. That list includes Thomas, Rask, Luongo, Backstrom, Kiprusoff, Khabibulin, Hiller, Lehtonen, Ward, Brodeur, Miller, Anderson, Smith, Pavelec, Bryzgalov, Halak, Reimer, etc etc

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