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04-13-2011, 12:06 PM
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I wasn't comparing anyone to anyone, just pointing out that the goalie is part of the PK and you just can't take out the PK save % to make your goalie look better.

All teams take penalties and as most coaches will tell you, the goalie usually needs to be the penalty killer - last year, Luongo wasn't. I really don't care what the reasoning was behind the fact that his PK save % was horrible, the fact is it was.

I think Luongo has been fantastic this year, maybe that fantastic play continues into the post season. We'll find out in a few hours.
Do you agree that some teams take more penalties than others?

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04-13-2011, 01:20 PM
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Decided to make a poll about ranking order. My first try of doing that so...

Here we go: http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/521501 Just pick the best goalie on the first question, second best on the second etc.. you get it... right?

Results can be found: http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/521501/results

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04-14-2011, 10:23 AM
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Rinne
Luongo
Quick
Bryzgalov
Niemi
Crawford
Howard
Emery/Ellis

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04-22-2011, 09:32 AM
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My view based on the playoffs:
Rinne(he almost stole a series from the 2010 SC Champs)
Bryzgalov(most underrated goalie in the league?)
Niemi(all(sharks) or nothing(Canucks/Philly) during the Cup run last year, Sharks might need to win a shootout or two for him like the Hawks did)
Luongo(his past 2 reg season stats do NOT translate to the playoffs)
Howard(I seen him look bad down low a lot of time)
Crawford(he's a rookie going into his first playoffs)
Quick(He has to play better than the last two years in the playoffs)
Hiller(vertigo)
I gave Loungo way too much credit!

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04-22-2011, 10:15 AM
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I gave Loungo way too much credit!
yeah, it's ALL luongos fault, the defense has been ROCK SOLID.

It would have taken a superhuman effort of the likes we have never seen before to have kept the last 2 games close. But yeah, blame it on Luongo because you don't know enough about hockey. It's easier that way.

Also, series isn't blown yet.

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04-22-2011, 10:49 AM
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Bryzgalov was the biggest surprise. He let in some of the weakest goals

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04-22-2011, 11:00 AM
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I honestly can't fathom how Ellis can make #8 on so many people's list. He has never been able to hold down a starter's job.

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04-22-2011, 11:03 AM
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so far it's been nothing but a race to the bottom

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04-22-2011, 11:10 AM
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Jonas Hiller is injured and he's still the best goalie in the west at the moment.

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04-22-2011, 12:08 PM
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Jonas Hiller is injured and he's still the best goalie in the west at the moment.
It's funny, particularly because it probably contains a grain of truth. Hiller's stock has stayed mostly static (due to him not playing), while everyone ahead of him on most lists has seen theirs take a hit recently (due to them stinking up the bed in the 1st round). Quick allowed 12 goals in his last two games, Luongo allowed 10 goals in his last two games, Rinne allowed 9 goals in the last two games, Bryzgalov allowed 9 goals in his last two games and Niemi allowed 8 goals in his last two games. Emery has been mediocre, but better than all of the above and he's at the bottom of most lists. The only ones really pulling their weight are Howard and Crawford, and they're in the bottom half of most lists, too. Jack Tripper said that it's a race to the bottom, but it's more like a race to the middle, since the top goalies are sinking and the bottom goalies are rising.

Wow, Crawford has allowed only 11 goals in 5 games in his series so far. The series hasn't been about him at all, but that's most impressive, considering how the other West goaltenders are doing and that it's been against the highest scoring team in the regular season.

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04-22-2011, 12:41 PM
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I think Hiller is the best goaltender overall in the west anyway, as much as it pains me to say it. I hope he fully recovers from his vertigo since he is a star

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04-23-2011, 08:38 PM
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crawford has been the best IMO

he has the best save percent of the west goalies
vancouver was first in regular season in goals per game and they are second last in playoffs
he has a shutout and he's just a rookie

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04-23-2011, 08:45 PM
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Crawford has looked very good - seems like a kid that just doesn't panic - regadless of what happens the rest of the way it's a very impressive performance for a rookie.

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04-23-2011, 09:50 PM
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So little respect for Crawford.

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