Since Brodeurs Brilliance is almost over, lets take a look at our future
only 2012-2013 stats are displayed unless otherwise noted
5gp 2W 2L 14GA
solid numbers, but id like to see him get more time before we can give him a better look
28GP 8W 14L 5SOL 1SO 71GA
these numbers are pretty bad. i don't think that Frazee will ever become an NHL netminder. his AHL career wins loss total is 73-87-16
45GP 21W 17L 6SOL 2SO 120GA
pretty solid numbers, i do believe Kinkaid is our immediate solution to our goalie problems, unless somebody else comes out of the woodwork (Anthony Brodeur, anyone?)
Kinkaids career numbers over his 2 seasons are
38-37-9 with 5 shutouts and 235 GA.
whats your opinion/analysis?
What are you going by, when you say pretty solid/pretty bad?
Frazee had a 2.58 GAA and .916 save%, and you're saying he's pretty bad.
Kinkaid had a 2.72 GAA and .905 save%, but he was pretty solid?
It seems like you're basing your criticisms on their W-L records and not much else. Not a great way to try to judge talent. I'm guessing you probably didn't see them play, and I didn't either. As far as NHL careers go, I'm guessing they're both question marks at best, and in Lou's eyes, probably not ready yet. That likely factored into his signing both Brodeur and Hedberg to two-year deals, in that Lou didn't think the heir apparent had yet become, well, apparent.
And AHL numbers aren't the best way to judge a goalie anyway. The Devils had a goalie who went 14-13-5 in 1992-93, with a 4.03 GAA, .884 save%, and no shutouts. His name was Martin Brodeur. Goalie numbers can really take a hit on a bad team...just check out Chico Resch's Islander numbers, and his Colorado Rocky/New Jersey Devil numbers. You'd be hard-pressed to believe it's the same guy.
I get the feeling Wedge is probably the guy Lou is hoping will be the guy. I'm speculating, but I don't think he's a huge believer in either Frazee or Kinkaid. If Brodeur and Hedberg really struggle next season (a definite possibility), Lou may not have much choice but to give either one or even both of them a look, especially since Wedge will probably need SOME seasoning at the AHL level.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 17 May 2013 - 12:48 PM.