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Backstrom vs Fleury

View Poll Results: Who is better?
Fleury 25 34.72%
Backstrom 47 65.28%
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01-05-2013, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sky04 View Post
Difference between Malkin and Parise is much bigger than the difference between the other 2 combined.

Fleury posted a 0.913 save%, Backstrom had him beat at 0.919% however Fleury played 20 more games, that's a significant difference. His playoffs were awful but that was only a 6 game sample, so if you wanna drop Fleury that far because of it, that's your opinion.


They're separated by 1 spot here.

As for Suter and Letang, Suter has the edge but it's definitely close, at least until we see how Suter performs by himself.

Malkin has a significant edge over Parise, and since you're seemingly using recent play as a big factor, the difference between Fleury's .913 save% and Backstroms .919 isn't nearly as big as Malkin's 40 more points in 7 less games over Parise.
Your citing one season as an example. Backstrom has put up better numbers consistently even when playing 60ish games.

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01-05-2013, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Gritzky98 View Post
Suter is far better than Letang
I agree the gap is not crazy wide but it's significant. Suter is the type of guy you can comfortably throw out there for half the game.

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01-05-2013, 11:49 PM
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Backstrom doesn't need to play much more than 60 games because Harding is practically a starter himself. We feel plenty comfortable giving Harding the start whenever we need to. That and I swear Backstrom has a stretch of a couple weeks where he's either injured his groin or his back every single season.

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01-06-2013, 02:55 AM
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I think Fleury on his best nights would be better than Backstrom on his best nights. On the other hand, I find Backstrom to be more consistent. I'd have to go with the consistency on this one. Backstrom for me, but it's pretty close.

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