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12-29-2013, 01:17 PM
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Based on emotion, not empirical evidence.
The "better" goalie wouldn't go 0-5-1 across late Nov through Dec 28. The "better" goalie wouldn't have one win in six starts this month compared to three wins in six starts for the lesser goalie. The "better" goalie wouldn't have a worse record overall. The "better" goalie wouldn't get pulled more often than the lesser goalie.
Maz has the potential to grow into a career NHL'er. He isn't there yet. The same goes for Hellberg. Right now Maz is just as inconsistent as the goalie you claim he's "better" than with the advantage of youth to grow beyond Hutton at some point in the future.
Based on the fact that the entire league saw what he can do. He needs more experience but even at this point is a better, smarter goalie.
Maz played less games than Hut and so far has played more minutes (due to Hut being pulled probably), has better goals against average, faced more shots, allowed less goals, and has better SV% and has not been penalized. The team played much better right after Rinne went down which benefited Hut early on, but in the thick of team troubles Maz played like a better goalie.
39 MAREK MAZANEC 18 15 940 2.68 6 8 1 2 471 42 .911 0 0 0
30 CARTER HUTTON 19 15 899 3.07 7 6 2 0 463 46 .901 0 0 2
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