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09-21-2013, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Adtar02 View Post
Not sure where to ask this. But can any one explain why our goal tendiers for this year are being rake so bad over the coals. When I look at the stats from last year it doesn't make sense. I realize that this may be a big question mark but just confused a bit. I see an upgrade of sorts.
First, GAA is more of a teamstat than an individual one.
You judge goaltender by their SV%.

Second, Ray Emery played 21 games, Steve Mason played 20 games. Those are backup numbers and it's a lot harder to perform on a good level for 40, 50 maybe even 60 games.

Third, Ray Emery played behind what was arguably the best D in the NHL. Steve Mason played behind a D that supported the Vezina Trophy winner and didn't look doing so. His stats are greatly inflated by playing 6 more or less meaningless games with the Flyers in which he shined.

Combine that with the fact that both those guys will wear orange this season, it's pretty easy to get why people think we will allow 8 to 12 goals against on a nightly basis.
I believe we'll be fine.

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