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03-19-2013, 11:32 PM
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Ishdul
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Based on what exactly? Where's the historical NHL precedent that says this is not the norm for Fasth? Is he not currently establishing himself? No I don't think he'll be the next Lundqvist, but to say it's insane that he CAN'T be close is absurd. Pretty sure the last SEL goaltender to win SEL goalie of the year twice in a row was Lundqvist.
You don't go from the SEL to the NHL and dramatically outproduce your numbers to the level. Lundqvist was far better in the SEL than Fasth has been and kept on improving in the NHL (which is important because he did his numbers in Sweden at a younger age than Fasth). Fasth could be a good goalie in the NHL but even going from .930 even strength save percentage to .920 is a huge deal that would have a dramatic effect on the Ducks.

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If advanced statistics were right about anything, Anaheim would never have even gotten off to this kind of start.
That's not true at all. There are a lot of advanced stats to show how chaotic the league is, especially in small sample sizes. There's going to be teams that dramatically outperform their peripheral numbers in insufficient sample sizes, as is the case every year. And it's completely ridiculous to pretend that advanced stats aren't right about ANYTHING, even if you hate them and Jim Corsi killed your father.

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