Part VIII: Post-Draft, Rumors, Speculation, Free Agency Opens Friday (July 5)
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07-02-2013, 02:22 PM
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So Cechmanek is the only Flyers goalie to ever post a .920 save percentage over a full season. How depressing is that?
Well you do have to take into the era. Pelle Lindberg won the Vezina in 1984-1985 with an .899 save % and that was the 2nd best save % in the NHL. That was in the crazy scoring era. Gretzky was in the middle of his 3 straight 200+ point seasons.
No goalie in the 80s qualified with a save % of .920 or better
It's not until 1993-94 when you have Hasek .9298 and Vanbiesbrouck(.9242)
Then 96-97 Hasek/Hackett/Brodeur/Roy
98-99 Hasek + 6 others
2000's the NHL gets even more defensive oriented and now you see guys .930/.940 whatever.
So really when you're talking about .920 it's basically the last 15/16 years. Which happens to be the bleakest period of goaltending in Flyers history.
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