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Are Goalies the New Baseball Relievers?

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:55 PM

fvck. I can not believe Tim Thomas is that gnarly in net. I remember when people were saying he shouldn't even be in the league because his style was awful and wasn't the make up of a real NHL goalie. Couldn't have been more than 2 years ago.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

I saw a picture of Marty and Luongo side-by-side recently (when they were in the Olympics) and they were the exact same height but you could notice the difference in the height of Luongo's pads compared to Marty's :lol:

Reminds me of this. The caption is priceless.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:05 PM

elliot is playing for a strong defensive team
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

Time for a recap with 4-6 games to go in the season 3 months after I wrote the original.

Ilya Bryzgalov
Then: 2.92 GAA and .896 SVP
Now: 2.46 GAA and .910 SVP

He's had a strong second half after a disaster start of the year.

Brian Elliott
Then: 1.43 GAA and .948 SVP
Now: 1.48 GAA and .943 SVP

Elliott has kept his historic pace and has shutouts in 26% of the games he's started this season.

Jose Theodore
Then: ? GAA and .923 SVP
Now: 2.35 GAA and .921 SVP

For some reason I didn't take down Theodore's GAA in December. I think it was somewhere in the 2.30s. Theodore has been solid for most of the season and has been great down the stretch. He's the biggest reason why the Panthers haven't faltered with the Capitals closing in on them. A season I don't think anyone expected from Theodore again.

Tomas Vokoun
Then: 2.81 GAA and ? SVP
Now: 2.53 GAA and .916 SVP

Vokoun has improved as the season has gone on, but still has to be one of the worst seasons of his career. His injury lately, though, has been a big loss for the Caps as Neuvirth has been awful.

Nikolai Khabibulin
Then: 2.00 GAA and .935 SVP
Now: 2.61 GAA and .911 SVP

Khabibulin was never going to keep those numbers that high. For a team as bad as the Oilers, I don't think those numbers are that awful.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Then: 1.86 GAA and .927 SVP
Now: 2.15 GAA and .923 SVP

An excellent comeback season for Giggy in a backup role. Big part of the reason why this Avs team is overachieving.

Ryan Miller
Then: 3.12 GAA and ? SVP
Now: 2.46 GAA and .919 SVP

Roberto Luongo
Then: 2.62 GAA and .905 SVP
Now: 2.41 GAA and .920 SVP

A much better second half from Lou. Can't help how Schneider feels stuck in the backup role with a 2.04 GAA and a .934 SVP (5th and 2nd respectively in the league).

Dwayne Roloson
Then: 3.67 GAA and ? SVP
Now: 3.66 GAA and .886 SVP

Simply terrible all season. The Lightning paid a lot to get him and paid a huge price this season trusting him at 42 to continue his late-career resurgence.

Cam Ward
Then: 3.29 GAA and .899 SVP
Now: 2.78 GAA and .914 SVP

Ward's a very good goalie in this league and like the Canes, he had a terrific second half of the season.

Jonas Hiller
Then: 3.15 GAA and .898 SVP
Now: 2.54 GAA and .911 SVP

Similar second half to Ward. A terrible first half was offset by an excellent 2nd.

Steve Mason
Then: 3.52 GAA and .880 SVP
Now: 3.43 GAA and .892 SVP

The good news for Mason? He wasn't the worst goalie in the NHL this season. The bad news? He was the 2nd worst. Looking more like a one-hit wonder every day. Wonder when the Jackets give up on him.

Tim Thomas
Then: 1.84 GAA and .943 SVP
Now: 2.39 GAA and .920 SVP

Boy did I give Thomas the kiss of death. His splits pre and post White House controversy are glaring though. Some blame it on old age, but he's been great over the last two weeks. Some people close to the team felt his body language looked totally different after he passed on visiting the White House.

Edited by devilsrule33, 28 March 2012 - 01:09 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

I think Mason needs a change of scenery. He's talented, but it has to be next to impossible to learn anything in the mess of a situation. His confidence has to be at a serious low.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

I think Mason needs a change of scenery. He's talented, but it has to be next to impossible to learn anything in the mess of a situation. His confidence has to be at a serious low.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:35 PM

Interesting point comparing relievers to goalies but one thing to take into account is the nature of the position. On the mound and in the crease are two of the biggest spotlights in sports and naturally when a pitcher or goalie screws up it's going to be more glaring than a hitter not coming through in the clutch or a scorer going cold in a key part of a game. When a team has two goalies and 20 skaters it's a lot easier to single out a goalie while when players aren't scoring we'll just see it as an offensive struggle.
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