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06-13-2013, 03:08 PM
The Zetterberg Era
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What do you mean with crashed out?
He wasn't getting shot at NHL so went to second best league instead and played awesome. That performance puts him over Mrazek imo. Janus had similar numbers last year with Norfolk as Mrazek has this year. I value consistency with goalies so Mrazek needs to prove his worth for more than one AHL season. No doubt, he has the talent for it and I think he's up to it.
Vasilevski has all the talent in the world. Mrazek is maybe better now, hard to compare. But for what Vasilevski has showed, I'd pick him ahead of Mrazek.
I think Läck struggled with injuries this past season but had two great seasons before that and though I didn't see him play, his numbers give him the edge over Mrazek.
Janus' numbers aren't that great in North America.
Tokarski was the goalie that won them the Calder last year. Mrazek had a better initial pro season.
Everyone has their own opinion, Janus got lit up in his World Championship starts and two starts in the KHL playoffs. He was impressive in his four Calder cup games last year, but was kind of a mixed bag in terms of consistency during his three partial runs as a pro on this side of the pond. Some of that is the system he was in, but that remains a hurdle going forward until the Lightning trade his rights. Janus also wasn't very impressive in the OHL although that is kind of like Paterson in Saginaw, he had little help. But Mrazek did more with about an equally terrible team in Ottawa and has already wrestled away a pro job in North America and is playing a vital role in a deep post-season run.
I have said it before and I know a lot of people will disagree but the AHL is a heck of a lot closer to the KHL than the KHL is to the NHL.
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