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04-09-2013, 06:01 PM
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Experience is important I grant you, but it's a bit overrated at the goalie position. I could list off a large number of goalies younger than Kuemper who've gotten their teams to the finals. You don't need a great goalie to win the Cup. You can get to the Finals with a middle of the pack (Niemi) to downright bad goalie (Leighton). Most all goalies are stopping around the same 90 to 91% of the shots anyways year in and year out career averages. How much is an extra 1% on their save % worth? Backstrom's save % is lower middle of the pack anyway.

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