Re: another game..another bad 2 goals...
posted at 2/18/2011 4:39 AM EST
In Response to Re: another game..another bad 2 goals...
[QUOTE]not true Orr. I complain about TT too. I just tend to cut TT a little more slack, based on his unbelievable season. the Toronto loss was def. Tim's fault...no question. All I'm saying is, Rask can't seem to get through "any" game....win or lose....without giving up bad goals. Not sure what we're even arguing about....the fact he gives up bad goals every game is a fact....so we shouldn't even be arguing. Whether or not something needs to be done about it....well....we could all fight about that lol. But why are people arguing the FACT that he gives up soft goals every game.....??????
Posted by macdogcharm[/QUOTE]
Here's a fact, I started another thread on this.
Every significant goaltender I could find of the modern era, Dryden, Brodeur, Roy, Hasek and so on...
Every one of them had a career gaa that followed a similar pattern.
I considered their first 1-3 "true" NHL seasons where they had a significant number of starts.
First year had a really decent gaa.
Then - second year they all got lit up, and posted their worst gaa of their careers, there were exceptions to the worst gaa, like this year where Brodeur is getting croaked.
But the pattern was quite clear. Good first year. Worst 2nd year of their careers and then they went on from their.
Look it up if you don't believe me.
So yah, Rask lets in some softies. Looks like all the elite goalies go through this phase for some reason.
I would certainly not give up on him yet. If he goes the way of some other goalies before, he'll be back to being a franchise goalie again.
Or maybe a career minor leaguer. Anyways.
Here are the numbers pasted from that thread;
his 2nd season was his worst - ever - at 2.45 gaa until this year where's he's been lit up for 2.75
His first season was his worst, his next 2 seasons not much better, then he improved and his career roller coastered from there.
Posted 3.15 in his second regular NHL season - the worst of his career by far - REALLY far. 2.83 was his worst season after that.
3rd NHL season was the worst of his career at 2.69
In his 2nd true full season - a season with more than 15 games played. 2.73 - worst of his career.
His second season was his second worst at 2.73