Thread: Speculation: The James Reimer conundrum
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05-14-2013, 08:12 PM
bitterman bob
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A few facts to consider:

1. Reimer faced 272 shots in 7 games. Rask faced 234. Holtby (Wash) faced 205. It's simple math: he faced 5-10 more shots per game than any other goalie in the playoffs. Even if you claim some of those result from rebounds, he is still #1 in shots faced.

2. Despite the number of shots, he had the same save percentage as Rask and was better than Hiller, Howard or Fleury.

3. He's 25, and this was his first playoff series.

Leafs would be nuts not to go with this kid next year. To show the poise he has in this market (which eats goalies alive) is remarkable.

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