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Eastern Conference Playoff Goalies - #1

View Poll Results: Which Goalie would you take going into the playoffs?
Marc-Andre Fleury 0 0%
Thomas Vokoun 0 0%
Tuukka Rask 10 7.69%
Braden Holtby 4 3.08%
Carey Price 8 6.15%
James Reimer 2 1.54%
Evgeni Nabokov 1 0.77%
Craig Anderson 10 7.69%
Henrik Lundqvist 95 73.08%
Ondrej Pavalec 0 0%
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04-24-2013, 03:29 PM
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The last guy I saw steal a series was Tim Thomas and he isn't listed. I'll take the guy with the highest probability of doing it in Lundqvist
Price was at one goal from stealing a serie two years ago. Nabokov has been good sometimes bad. Holtby was stellar... Lundqvist never really did anything playoffs wise Fleury and Anderson can still them, but they can also lose them.

I'd say at the end of the day Holtby and Lundqvist have the upper hand in this.

Anyway, it's a team game so. All those goalies are pretty close in talent for the exception of 2 or 3. It's more a matter of their defense and their scoring (Just like Halak ...(Who didnt really steal anything.))

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04-24-2013, 03:30 PM
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1. Anderson
2. Lundqvist
3. Holtby
4. Pavelec
5. Reimer
6. Rask
7. Nabakov
8. Price
9. Fleury

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04-24-2013, 03:50 PM
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Price was at one goal from stealing a serie two years ago. Nabokov has been good sometimes bad. Holtby was stellar... Lundqvist never really did anything playoffs wise Fleury and Anderson can still them, but they can also lose them.

I'd say at the end of the day Holtby and Lundqvist have the upper hand in this.

Anyway, it's a team game so. All those goalies are pretty close in talent for the exception of 2 or 3. It's more a matter of their defense and their scoring (Just like Halak ...(Who didnt really steal anything.))
But that's not what we are voting for. It's strictly best goalie alone, nothing to do with their teams in front of them.

Also, I don't buy the Holtby hype.

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04-24-2013, 04:21 PM
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Lundqvist
Anderson
Rask
Holtby
Reimer
Nabakov
Pavelec
Price
Fleury

Fleury probably could go higher but he's so night and day in his performances that I'd rather not risk it. Only reason Anderson isn't number 1 is that he hasn't been quite the same since his return from injury. Price is low because he's been underwhelming this year. I don't think he'll find his on switch in this playoff season...

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04-24-2013, 04:30 PM
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Are we just picking the goaltender or the defense in front of him? Because I'm not sure about Rask if he isn't playing behind that Bruin defense.

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04-24-2013, 04:41 PM
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My top 3 in order:

Rask
Lundqvist
Anderson

The rest are fairly even IMO

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04-24-2013, 04:49 PM
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How in the world does Holtby. . . HOLTBY, have any votes, let alone two?!?!? Holy homer googles.

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04-24-2013, 04:51 PM
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Holtby is suddenly better than Lundqvist good lord.

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04-24-2013, 04:55 PM
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1. Anderson
2. Lundqvist
3. Holtby
4. Pavelec
5. Reimer
6. Rask
7. Nabakov
8. Price
9. Fleury
The guy with more playoff wins than any goalie in the league not named Brodeur is ranked as the worst playoff goalie. Right.

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04-24-2013, 05:01 PM
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Riemer should be 3-5th, he is one of the hottest goalies going in with stealing games when outshot double by the other team 4 or 5 times recently, and if you want credibility look at future HHOF Brodeur's comments on Riemer. My top 5 would go Lundqvist, Rask, Holtby, Riemer, Anderson, and before Sens fans jump on me, he is seeming that he is not fully 100% after his injury.

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04-24-2013, 05:10 PM
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How in the world does Holtby. . . HOLTBY, have any votes, let alone two?!?!? Holy homer googles.
He literally took the first round last year single handedly.


Lundqvist

Anderson / Rask / Price
Fleury
Holtby
Reimer / Nabokov

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Tukkuu Rask, AINEC

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04-24-2013, 05:56 PM
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But that's not what we are voting for. It's strictly best goalie alone, nothing to do with their teams in front of them.

Also, I don't buy the Holtby hype.
Which is why I said they're all freaking close.
Put all of them on any team and you'll get the same results. Those goalies are all starters.
The difference between Lundqvist(Who's supposed to be the best goalie in the league) and say Nabokov/Reimer(Whos the ''worst'' goalie on this list.) is minimal compared to Crosby and say Kyle Turris or Subban to Del Zotto.

(No offense to the player included, I just went with how HF rates the players.)
At the end of the day, this would be my ''ranking'', but I really don't put any stock into it.
Lundqvist
Price/Fleury
Rask/Holtby
Anderson/Reimer/Nabokov

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Lundqvist
Anderson
Rask
Vokoun

Wouldn't want anyone else at the moment.

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04-24-2013, 06:02 PM
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The guy with more playoff wins than any goalie in the league not named Brodeur is ranked as the worst playoff goalie. Right.
He was doing well in 2008 and 2009, but since then, he hasn't really done much in the regular season or playoffs.

2009-10: .891SV%
2010-11: .889SV%
2011-12: .834SV%

I didn't vote him last, and I don't think he's the worst. Fleury's problem is consistency, and we'll see if he can bring it to the table this year.

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04-24-2013, 06:06 PM
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He was doing well in 2008 and 2009, but since then, he hasn't really done much in the regular season or playoffs.

2009-10: .891SV%
2010-11: .889SV%
2011-12: .834SV%

I didn't vote him last, and I don't think he's the worst. Fleury's problem is consistency, and we'll see if he can bring it to the table this year.
Giving way to much importance in stats. Did you see the defense he had ?

Any goalie would've similar stats.

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Giving way to much importance in stats. Did you see the defense he had ?

Any goalie would've similar stats.
I don't buy that. Those are extremely poor stats, regardless of the defense in front of you. I did watch the playoffs last year and he was the biggest reason the Penguins lost. He was lit up like a Christmas tree.

All three years are under .900SV%. That's awful. Especially last years .834SV%.

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Giving way to much importance in stats. Did you see the defense he had ?

Any goalie would've similar stats.
yeah, i watched him last year. Some of the goals were hilariously bad on his part

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I don't buy that. Those are extremely poor stats, regardless of the defense in front of you. I did watch the playoffs last year and he was the biggest reason the Penguins lost. He was lit up like a Christmas tree.

All three years are under .900SV%. That's awful. Especially last years .834SV%.
He wasn't at his best I agree. But seeing Giroux and Simmonds walk into him while some black and yellow cone was lying on the ice was so frequent I wasn't even excited about it.

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He wasn't at his best I agree. But seeing Giroux and Simmonds walk into him while some black and yellow cone was lying on the ice was so frequent I wasn't even excited about it.
Fair enough. I'm not saying the defense wasn't bad, but anything below the .900SV% mark is very hard to defend the goalie, IMO.

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yeah, i watched him last year. Some of the goals were hilariously bad on his part
You obviously didn't watch closely. Go watch back all the goals and see the defense completely let him dry there. In game two alone he was scored on 2 break aways and 1 2 on 1. Other goals where either Crosby not tying up his man or even Malkin, so I'd be ready to blame every damn player before the goalie. The same thing is happening right now in Montreal actually. Price makes saves after saves but then one goes in and its a stupid ugly mistake that even me wouldn't do. If I'm Pittsburgh, I'm plenty confident in Fleury. In the system and the team defense ? Not that much.

Most goals are there...


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Holtby for me. Lundqvist as never been able to steal a series in the playoffs and usually doesn't play well in the playoffs(last year being the exception)

The caps however are rolling across the board and Holtby has picked up his game substantially as well.
This is so silly. I've already pretty much debunked this. He hasn't been as good as he's been in the regular season but that's mostly because he doesn't get to play against the garbage of the NHL and has played with largely mediocre teams. Look at the team last year. Finished first in the east and couldn't leave their zone in any of the games. That was still the best team he's ever had and lo and behold he had a great playoff. His only bad series that he's had have come against the Devils. One was atrocious but he was an overworked rookie that was injured. The other 2 were just up and down. Even last year, despite have 2 really bad games, he still shutout the Devils twice and in game 6, played really well. I also wouldn't have a problem if you weren't picking someone who played 2 series in his career. One he was amazing (Bruins) and one was decent one against the Rangers. He got frankly outplayed by the guy you'd take over him and you can argue that his team played better in that series.

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The guy with more playoff wins than any goalie in the league not named Brodeur is ranked as the worst playoff goalie. Right.
He sure proved me wrong the past few post seasons.

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The guy with more playoff wins than any goalie in the league not named Brodeur is ranked as the worst playoff goalie. Right.
In fairness though, he does suck.

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I don't think goalies play any different in the playoffs vs. the regular season. The primary difference is that the sample size is much smaller, so good play gets overvalued while bad play gets over-exaggerated.

So, ranking is the same as a "who is the best goalie" thread:

1. Lundqvist
2. Rask
3. Vokoun
4. Anderson
5. Price
6. Reimer
7. Fleury
8. Holtby
9. Nabokov
10. Pavelec

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