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I was looking at the bottom in stats amongst starting goaltenders and I was shocked to see the following:

  • Marty Turco (DAL) 4.34 GAA, .837 Sv%
  • Martin Biron (PHI) 3.58 GAA, .882 Sv%
  • Jose Theodore (WAS) 3.44 GAA, .877 Sv%
  • Kari Lehtonen (ATL) 3.44 GAA, .903 Sv%
  • Pascal Leclaire (CBJ) 3.41 GAA, .885 Sv%
  • Martin Gerber (OTT) 3.39 GAA, .891 Sv%
  • Chris Osgood (DET) 3.38 GAA, .879 Sv%
  • Roberto Luongo (VAN) 2.97 GAA, .901 Sv%
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I was looking at the bottom in stats amongst starting goaltenders and I was shocked to see the following:

  • Marty Turco (DAL) 4.34 GAA, .837 Sv%
  • Martin Biron (PHI) 3.58 GAA, .882 Sv%
  • Jose Theodore (WAS) 3.44 GAA, .877 Sv%
  • Kari Lehtonen (ATL) 3.44 GAA, .903 Sv%
  • Pascal Leclaire (CBJ) 3.41 GAA, .885 Sv%
  • Martin Gerber (OTT) 3.39 GAA, .891 Sv%
  • Chris Osgood (DET) 3.38 GAA, .879 Sv%
  • Roberto Luongo (VAN) 2.97 GAA, .901 Sv%

Some of these don't surprise me in the least like:

Theo-1 bounce back season after so many "so-so" ones, Gerber- never saw him as a #1 always had problems with the post season, Osgood-personally, I find him very overrated, and Biron- well, he's always been like this, hot and cold.

Turco on the other hand, has me baffled. I think the state of the stars, has a few of their players not playing up to par. They acquired a few players in the off season who is tearing the team apart.

Luongo, I was hoping he'd bounce back after last season, but he's not getting the help from his team. Can't really blame him for them not winning.

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Some of these don't surprise me in the least like:

Theo-1 bounce back season after so many "so-so" ones, Gerber- never saw him as a #1 always had problems with the post season, Osgood-personally, I find him very overrated, and Biron- well, he's always been like this, hot and cold.

Turco on the other hand, has me baffled. I think the state of the stars, has a few of their players not playing up to par. They acquired a few players in the off season who is tearing the team apart.

Luongo, I was hoping he'd bounce back after last season, but he's not getting the help from his team. Can't really blame him for them not winning.

I haven't watched Turco play but from what I hear, it's not pretty right now.

As for Luongo though, I do see him and it's far from the Luongo who was amongst the top goalies in the NHL, let alone in Canada. And it all started last year, but a lot was said that it was due to key injuries to many defensemen. Everyone thought that scoring goals would be the biggest problem in Vancouver this year but they have one of the best offense in the entire NHL so far ( :blink: ). I was expecting a rebound season for him as when you have Ohlund, Salo, Bieksa, Mitchell, O'Brien and Edler as a defensive corp, it amongst the best in the league. From what I've observed so far, it's not the offense, not the defense, but rather the Captain who's not pulling his weight, not justifying his high salary so far. But Luongo is Luongo and I still have faith that he can return to his old self.

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I think most of the guys on that list will find their stride as the year progresses. Gerber, Osgood, and Biron...they're sv% may climb a bit, but I wouldn't be surprised if it hovers around or just below .900. Luongo seems to allow 0-1 goals or 4, so I don't know what the deal is over there - Idon't get to see many western teams in action.

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Is he? I thought he was a starter in St Louis? I remember him playing one or two full seasons (not sure if their starter was injured at the time). But Theodore doesn't surprise me at all, he's been so horribly inconsistent, I thought he was a brutal choice for Washington.

Yeah he became their starter for a brief period after Turek kept flopping in the playoffs and they dealt him to Calgary.

I actually think Brent had 3 shutouts in one playoff series (02 first round against Chicago).

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Yeah he became their starter for a brief period after Turek kept flopping in the playoffs and they dealt him to Calgary.

I actually think Brent had 3 shutouts in one playoff series (02 first round against Chicago).

Pretty much a career backup. :P

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I actually think Brent had 3 shutouts in one playoff series (02 first round against Chicago).

I don't think he's a terrible goalie, with the exception of 06-07 he has always had a save percentage above .900. Looking at his stats though, he only had one 60ish game season, I thought there were more than that. And what you said sounds reasonable, in 10 playoff games one season, he had 3 shutouts.

But bringing up shutout statistics always makes me laugh because of who holds the longest shutout streak in the NHL: Brian Boucher. And actually he's played 2 games this season, both shutouts.

Pretty much a career backup. :P

he had his chance :D

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Luongo has been playing good as of late. I predict he will be the starter on the 2010 Olympic team.

Add Kipper, in Calgary , to the list of goalies that are not living up to expectations.

He'd be the obvious choice. Brodeur's been great for Canada in the past, but I think it's time to bring some young blood in there. Luongo should be there in 2010, likely as the starter. Price should be there (probaly as backup or third string, but if he has a long playoff run this year, you never know), and the other goalie will probably be one of Fleury, Ward, or Leclaire.

Thing is, less and less of the great goalies are Canadian than they used to be. Behind Broduer and Luongo, all the good ones are young guys.

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  • 2 weeks later...
I was looking at the bottom in stats amongst starting goaltenders and I was shocked to see the following:

  • Marty Turco (DAL) 4.34 GAA, .837 Sv%
  • Martin Biron (PHI) 3.58 GAA, .882 Sv%
  • Jose Theodore (WAS) 3.44 GAA, .877 Sv%
  • Kari Lehtonen (ATL) 3.44 GAA, .903 Sv%
  • Pascal Leclaire (CBJ) 3.41 GAA, .885 Sv%
  • Martin Gerber (OTT) 3.39 GAA, .891 Sv%
  • Chris Osgood (DET) 3.38 GAA, .879 Sv%
  • Roberto Luongo (VAN) 2.97 GAA, .901 Sv%

The only thing they have left is brodeur

o, sorry

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