Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Petro Points View Post
I guess SJ players really folded when Neimi let in that wrap around by Jones.. 90% of the goals scored in NHL look stoppable on replays... Dubnyk is good enough a goalie.
Big ticket goalies like Price\Fleury\Luongo etc all let in weak goals.. Teams lose momentum but you have other issues if a bad goal completely deflates your team..
MAF and Cam Ward are great examples of "reputation" goaltenders. They're actually average AT BEST goaltenders that coat-tail on defensively proficient teams after an isolated run of >0.920 save percentage hockey on a good team.

Carolina/Pittsburgh are better off with $2-3M goalies with similar save percentages rather than paying these guys 5-6M a year for their reputations.

A couple years back Fleury got injured and PITT played Johnson for >20 games. They had a better winning% with him than with MAF.

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