Dunham was unfortunate to be thrown into the fire a bit too late. He was stuck behind Brodeur and then at age 26 (am I correct?) was put behind an expansion team. He was at some point ranked higher than Brodeur, who would break out earlier. I have had the feeling that Dunham should have been better off if he would have had the chance to be a starter earlier in his carrier. Only my opinion.
Who is JOEL PERRAULT, and why does his name appear in every panalty detail in that game report?
I don't know, but he had 3 assists as well!
As for Dunham, basing this discussion on a preseason game is ridiculous. We wouldn't be handing him the Vezina if he shut em out, so why are we talking about a bad preseason start (which I don't know cause I didn't see any of the game)
How is a player who's not even considered anything special overrated?
Rangers 19 wins 17 losses 5 shutouts 2.29 GAA on the worse PK and defense in the league
<b>tell me, is he overrated?</b>
how sad is it that someone has to use a preseason game for basis, not to mention a game where the Rangers played an AHL caliber defense, only one NHLer Boris Mironov, on their third game in three nights on the road
I shouldn't be surprised, you're a Predator fan. A bigger surprise is you're almost 26 and are this ignorant
IMO he's underrated. He never gets fair credit for what he's done because he plays on week defensive teams. if he played the full year with the Rangers they would have made the playoffs. of all the big names Sather has brought in, he's the only player to truely effect whether they win or lose.
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Dunham is a top 5-10 goaltender when he's on top of his game. However, through his career with the Predators, he was only on top of his game about 70% of the time. I've only seen him a few times as Ranger, so I can't give an educated opinion there.
His glove hand is one of the best in the league. He can make the first save as good as anyone else in the league (when he's on top of his game). His main weakness is his rebounds. He gives up a TON of the them. However, he does have the ability to direct the rebounds where he wants them to go. But other times, his rebounds can result in mad scrammbles in front of the net, which depending on the quality of defensemen, will result in goals. And once he's down, he's not getting up.