That's fine. I have my opinions about 2009 and others have different ones. If you were around in 2009, the board was a little divided on the Weekes/Clemmensen goalie situation. Anyway, its irrelevant now, so I won't divulge deeper into it. Btw, I have no clue what you are talking about with Hedberg in 2011 or 2012. Hedberg was very good in 2011 and excellent in 2012. His play while Brodeur shat the bed at the start of the '12 season was pretty huge for a team that didn't make the playoffs by much.
I am not ignoring '11 or '12. It's just long gone. It's not even worth bringing up. Clemmensen is 36, which for many goalies can be a very large number. His last two years, he was maybe the worst goalie in the NHL. If he was 10 years younger, I might think less of it (probably not since anyone who puts up numbers like that during this era is not very good), but he's old. And most likely will continue to not be very good.
Okay, fair enough. I was talking about the stretch when Brodeur and Kovy were hurt. Hedberg was great in every other instance, including in the locker room. It was just that one period when we really needed him. It was the lockout season I believe. 2012-2013. It was his last season here for a reason. I mean an 88.3% is worse than Brodeur was this year.
I felt its worth bringing up due to the correlation between the 2 situations where a solid backup who can post a .91 sv% was entirely needed. Everything should be relevant after the playoffs are missed due to things like this.
Edited by RizzMB30, 02 July 2014 - 06:03 PM.