Hokum. Clemmensen got lucky during that stretch to be sure, but he also played very well. He did not 'have a pretty easy stretch of hockey'. And he definitely saved that season.
He didn't save the team. The Devils were playing dominant hockey, and Clemmensen had a pretty easy stretch of hockey. He didn't sh!t the bed, but the Devils team defense didn't give him much of a chance to. They were that good.
Anyway, that was 6 years ago. The dude has put up back-to-back sub .900 seasons. He actually made Brodeur of last year look very strong.
I'm going to call bullsh!t. What if Clemmer started dropping games like Hedberg did in 2011. People blame Hedberg for that sh!t and I agree. As a backup goalie, Hedberg totally sh!t the bed. If Clemmenson dropped 10 or 20 games, that amazing team that got bounced in the first round wouldn't have even been there. Clemmenson had a really good stretch. Luck or not, it saved that season. If Hedberg comes in and does that same job in 2011, that could have been a playoff team as well. You have to be able to rely on a guy like that if your starter gets hurt. You quote his last two seasons on a pretty bad Florida team, but ignore his over .911 sv% seasons in 2011 and 2012 behind Vokoun. And Vokoun wasn't exactly the Rolls-Royce of health those two years if Clemmer played 30 games in both of those seasons.
EDIT: Just to add, I always felt that Weekes wasn't any good. I felt the same way with him then that I felt with Marty this season. Just not a very calming effect when he's in between the pipes.
Edited by RizzMB30, 02 July 2014 - 05:29 PM.