Good post Guy. I couldn't agree with you more on point number 9. I absolute don't mind going inot next season with both Conklin and Jussi. I'd take two goalies with >.900 SV% and 2.50 GAA averages anyday.
Careful Doc, 2.50 GAA puts you around 50th in rankings in goalies nowadays.
Damn. My bad. So true. It's freakin' amazing how GAA have declined since the early '90.
We'll see if it changes much at all when the pads go back to the width they were in the 80's. Maybe it won't make much difference at all but maybe it will. For sure, the players are all better athletes and their conditioning is much better then it was back in those days.
Part of me thinks that an average goalie of today would still be outstanding if he went back in time, based soley on how well they prepare and workout compared to back in those days. On the reverse, can you imagine how good people like Tony Esposito and Bernie Parent would be if they played with the gear and physical conditioning of today?
I heard someone reflecting back on their playing days in the 70's by saying something like this: "back then training camp meant you switched from liquor to beer or from beer to light beer."
And these days training practically never stops. Kyle Brodziak is already involved in a workout plan with Daryl Duke and the Oilers!