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05-11-2013, 12:56 AM
The Perfect Human*
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How is a 0.920 save percentage not getting respect here? I don't care what type of goals are going in - if in an 65-start season Dubnyk can post a 0.920 save percentage with an average team in front of you you're making the playoffs.

Is it any surprise the save percentage leaders during the regular season are the "star" goalies during playoff runs?

Luongo/Schneider are the only exception - but they both have psychological issues they need to deal with. Dubnyk doesn't really get psyched out. He'll give up that softie goal or whatever - but this whole "it crushes the team" BS is nonsense. When you're saving 92% of the shots you're facing it's going to make a huge difference in an entire season versus a guy saving 89-91%.

People are so reluctant to admit the deficiencies on this team and just want to pin it on a goalie because he wasn't a top-5 pick or some big-name guy.

You put a 2009 playoff MAF on this team with his 0.908% save percentage and this team likely picks 1st overall again. Funny how he won the Stanley Cup that year.

I saw Crawford/Niemi letting in tons of soft goals for young CHI teams from 2009-2012. Did that team make the playoffs throughout those years? Yes. They didn't suffer a nervous breakdown because of a soft goal.

Last edited by The Perfect Human*: 05-11-2013 at 01:01 AM.
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