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08-30-2013, 11:48 AM
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One last thing... how many of you would put Niemi on your team if he was Canadian?
I guess a vast majority would

Before his play last season, there wasn't much difference in people's opinions between Niemi and Dubnyk.

Then in half a season, Niemi put up 2.16 GAA, .924 sv%, 24-12 on a 6th place team.

Now if Dubnyk puts up similar numbers and Oilers are sitting around 6th in the west (3rd in their division) after half a season... why wouldn't the majority of us consider putting him on our team?

-And if you want to say Niemi was thought of a lot higher then Dubnyk (Stanley Cup winner etc) which I wouldn't agree with but okay, then compare him to Bobrovsky... Dubnyk would have had more value at the beginning of last year then Bobrovsky.

Right now Bobrovsky for sure be considered on our team (likely our #1 goalie) after his play in half a season 2.00 GAA and .932 SV% on a non-playoff team.
If Dubnyk puts up those numbers then he should for sure be in and likely be the starter as well (he won't have to have as good numbers to be the #2 or #3 goalie)... he will not need the 1.50 GAA and .950 SV% that some of you are saying.

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