Niemi - Best goalie in the NHL this season (so far)
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03-30-2013, 03:05 AM
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When evaluating goalies, you have to take in to affect the system your team plays. Nowadays, it seems like certain goalies thrive in certain systems. As long as the wins keep coming in, no problem with that.
Niemi has been excellent...this is shades of 2008 Nabokov, and that is probably underrating his performance. It is nice to see how calm and collected he ice; proverbial ice-water in his veins. Nabokov had a bit more flair...
The difference in Nabby great season was that he made saves that looked spectacular all year and that carried into the playoffs. He rarely went a week without making a highlight reel save. I don't feel like Niemi has had to do that. Wether it's because he's bigger and doesn't have to move as much to make those type of saves I don't know. Nabby definitely had a superior glove and athletic ability though. Niemi is having a great year though and I hope if he keeps it up that he is recognized for it.
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