What a joke, Kipper hasn't even played half the amount of games Turco has and isn't nearly as good. Let him play 60 and we'll see how his pretty 1.68 GAA has been affected by then. Nabokov, Aebischer or even Vokoun have been better than Kiprussof.
Ironic that Turco didn't hit 60 last year but most Stars fans felt he should've won the Vezina.
Where the hell did this "Vokoun has been great this year" myth start? The guy has one of the worst goals against in the league, currently sitting *31st* in the league. He's sitting *27th* in save percentage. The guy has worse stats than Chris Osgood, and no one's trumpeting Chris as having a great year.
The reason Nashville has improved and will likely make the playoffs is that they're *scoring way more* than last year. Last year, they were practically worst in the league, this year they're 13th overall. They've already scored more goals this year than in all of last year.
Goalies are hard to judge from stats only. All goalie stat categories are decent but not perfect. I don't think we can ever judge how good a goalie is purely from stats. I can't imagine even how a great goalie stat might look like. Perhaps "Qualified scoring chance saved %" or something like that. But then it would be subjective as to what a qualified scoring chance might be.
The reason many are impressed with him is simply because he gave his team a chance to win games. Thats all you can ever ask of a goalie. And when doing it on a team that isn't as deep as the top teams or as organized as the best defensive teams means the stats may not be fantastic. Granted he has cooled off a bit, but still a good season for him.
And Turco is very sharp right now. Great asset for Dallas.