Zherdev, Dawes, and Gomez should be locks for it every time. After that it will probably be combinations of Sjostrom, Drury, and Redden.
Why Drury? What has Drury done to prove he belongs out there in the shootout? If I recall correctly, Drury was among the worst shootout performers in the league last year, going something like 0 for 5, or 0 for 6.
Drury simply doesn't belong out there, he's not that kind of player. He's a garbage goal kind of guy, more than anything else, he's no dangler.
naslund, zherdev and dawes are all the best when it comes to the shootout....i would imagine they will be in it most of the time with one of them being switched out for someone who has a hot game or is good against a certain goalie
Naslund's actually not that good in the shootout. Zherdev was really good last year, but not so great the year before. Dawes was really good last season. After that, it's really hit or miss and guys who haven't taken a bunch of shots in the shootout.
Well Zherdev is pretty much money in the shootout, last years numbers:
Zherdev - 5 for 8 last season (63%) - 4th best % in the league among players who took at least 7 shots in the shootout, 50 players total)
Dawes - 5 for 9 last season (57%)
Gomez - 2 for 4 last season (50%)
Prucha - 1 for 4 last season (25%)
Naslund - 1 for 5 last season (20%)
Drury - 0 for 5 last season (0%)
Rissmiller, Dubi, Rosy and Cally all went 0 for 1
Sjostrom was 1 for 2.
cool, thanks for those numbers. That would confirm my top 5.