Well, in my post in the prospects thread... I did say that JDD was picking it up right before he called up to the WJ camp for Canada. (Something like a GAA of around 2) That's got to be some good timing. Earlier in the season, JDD was pulled 3 times in 4 games... and I thought for sure that his backup was going to steal his starting job from him.
But it looks like Deslauriers has turned it around for the time being. Let's hope he continues to play this well.
So we are saying that Salo isn't as bad as it looks?
Like I said...there can be some things read into what is said about him, and as an example, Olaf Kolzig is on a terrible team with .886 Sv % and Felix Potvin is on a good team with an .886 Sv %. You can remark that both are having a poor season but Kolzig is facing the tougher shots.
But MA Fleury with a Sv % on PIT of .910 is having a stellar season playing on that team.
With JDD some of the same things I had seen pointed in the same direction. He wasn't the Fleury with average stats on a poor team, he had bad stats on a bad team.
I had read some of the same things about JDD and to be honest, I had to agree with some of it, because I have seen him play live at camp the last couple of years and come away impressed. But on the same token, you have to look at the numbers and even if the GGA is inflated some, the Sv % should be mid pack.
Again, I am not a detractor of JDD, just someone that questions his talents in relations to his numbers.
Jeff's sv% is .910, which puts him 12th overall in the Q.
Looks like average stats on a bad team. I like the kid and he is SO freaky big. He may need more time in the minors than many expect before he is ready though. He has lots of technical stuff to work on and the oil better improve their goalie coaching to help him along.