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04-02-2007, 02:20 PM
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NHL's "Three Stars" for March

NHL's "Three Stars" for March
1. Peter Budaj
2. Joe Thornton
3. Vincent Lecavalier

Stats for March 2007-
Budaj 10-0-02 2.24 GAA .910 Save%
Lundqvist 9-1-3 1.80 GAA .938 Save%

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04-02-2007, 02:25 PM
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Wow. What bull. Lundqvist has to be top 3.

Oh well. Just another thing to prove.

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04-02-2007, 02:28 PM
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That is absolutely laughable. Didn't Lundqvist get #1 star 2 out of 4 weeks in the month? I would think you HAVE to get a top 3 star for the entire month if you do that.

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1. Sean Avery
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That is absolutely laughable. Didn't Lundqvist get #1 star 2 out of 4 weeks in the month? I would think you HAVE to get a top 3 star for the entire month if you do that.
the force is not strong with you young padiwan

wearing a ranger jersey automatically means you get no respect.

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big deal..

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i'll take playoffs over a meaningless star of the month..

budaj can comfort himself in the fact he was a star while his team is on the sidelines this spring..

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How Colton Orr doesnt make this list shows how much the NHL is out to get us.

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Ahahahah, bravo. Well played. After last night, I'm ready to let Avery host his own talk show.

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It's hard...

not giving it to a goalie who was 10-0-2 over a goalie who was 9-1-3, despite going deeper into stats and analyzing it further. I mean the guy had zero regulation losses in 12 tries.

Thornton's play over the last month was pretty awesome for a forward. I think he was averaging about 2 points per game, having points it most every game.

Can't talk to Lecavalier's month as I didn't pay much attention.

Bottom line is I wouldn't say the three stars are laughable. We're all very close to the NY situation and see what Henke did over the past month and understand the Rangers would be nowhere without his stellar play. I'm sure that's recognized throughout the league, but in the end, I don't care so long as it's recognized in the standings. We all know that hockey analysis is pretty superficial. It's difficult for these analysts to dig deep into everyone's stats and to watch each's game and therefore when you take a vote you're getting guys that may've seen one guy play a lot and another play very little. It's tough to get real good analyses out there I've come to realize.

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wearing a ranger jersey automatically means you get no respect.
It's getting ridiculous, and it's gone way beyond coincidental now.

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not giving it to a goalie who was 10-0-2 over a goalie who was 9-1-3, despite going deeper into stats and analyzing it further. I mean the guy had zero regulation losses in 12 tries.

Thornton's play over the last month was pretty awesome for a forward. I think he was averaging about 2 points per game, having points it most every game.

Can't talk to Lecavalier's month as I didn't pay much attention.

Bottom line is I wouldn't say the three stars are laughable. We're all very close to the NY situation and see what Henke did over the past month and understand the Rangers would be nowhere without his stellar play. I'm sure that's recognized throughout the league, but in the end, I don't care so long as it's recognized in the standings. We all know that hockey analysis is pretty superficial. It's difficult for these analysts to dig deep into everyone's stats and to watch each's game and therefore when you take a vote you're getting guys that may've seen one guy play a lot and another play very little. It's tough to get real good analyses out there I've come to realize.
Bottom line is, wins and losses is the stat you look at absolutely last when measuring a goalie performance. Looking at wins and losses for Lundqvist is just as relevant as looking at wins and losses for Jagr, if you ask me.

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not giving it to a goalie who was 10-0-2 over a goalie who was 9-1-3, despite going deeper into stats and analyzing it further. I mean the guy had zero regulation losses in 12 tries.
I don't quite understand how looking at GAA and Save %, the basics of what goalies are judged on, is "going deeper into stats and analyzing it further".

Budaj had more wins because his team played better, not that he performed better. He had one more win than Lundqvist, and much weaker stats. OoOoOoh, so special.

I don't buy into any of the bias crap being thrown around, but I think it was a poor selection.

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When you have a guy...

who had 10 wins no losses and two (OTLs or SOLs), that's sometimes all you need. The guy did what had to be done to lose no games in regulation in a month. I think that's about all they're looking at.

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and I think that's simple minded.

If the stats were anywhere close between the two guys, I'd see giving Budaj the edge because of his wins...but the stats are not close.

I'd be tempted to say that they gave it to him for "giving his team a chance at the playoffs", since Colorado did make a run. That still ignores the fact that Lundqvist pretty much did the same thing for the Rangers.

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The rest of my post...

went into how I thought hockey analyses in general were pretty superficial. I do agree that it's weak, but as it relates to Budaj, I also honestly cannot say I saw one, let along 7 or 8, of the games that were played, so I cannot comment on if the defense in front of him was bad, etc. The bottom line is the bottom line - 10-0-2 and I think that's all they looked at - not saying I agree, just saying how deep the analysis went.

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Ahahahah, bravo. Well played. After last night, I'm ready to let Avery host his own talk show.
It could be called... What Would Avery Do?

It would put Jerry Springer to shame.


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