Re: Olympic roster projected lineups
posted at 1/28/2014 7:47 AM EST
In response to shuperman's comment:
Career wins. Which was part of the small sample size i meant. Yes. They let Niemi walk, sign Crawford to long extension and then deal him to Edmonton. All those stat lines are great. But neither have a cup ring. Crawford does. Geez you bash a point a game player for not winning. Then trash a goalie with a cup ring who beat our 7 million dollar man 2 outta 3 in boston.
I was waiting for you book. Tks for not disappointing.
Would I let you down?
I'm only partly serious about them dealing Crawford, but I could see it. A GAA close to 2.50 is an open door. If Raanta gives him a good hard shove, the Cap might bite a $6M goalie whose numbers put him middle of the pack among starting goalies. In other words, yes, he has a ring, but if he's doesn't look like he's going to help the other 19 guys on that team collect another one, then what has he done for them lately? Kane, Toews, Saad, Kruger, Oduya, Leddy and Roszival are all up for new deals after next year. Chicago is behind only the Laffs in terms of Cap spending.
So far, Rask is doing exactly what his history said he would. His career s% is .927. This year? .930. Career GAA is 2.13. This year? 2.08. I said that's the difference between him and Crawford. Yeah, Crawford won a Cup against Rask. Good for him. But that's in the past. When I look at the two and which of them is the more consistent, the more reliable to play at that same level of excellence all the time - with the fewest bad games, though there will be tough stretches - Rask easily inspires more confidence. And if you weren't so stuck on the dime over Crawford, your own arguments should make you agree. You didn't like Rask's deal because you don't like the way goalie performance fluctuates - great one year, average the next, good, horrific, great. Rask - 2.05-ish and .930-ish every time he's been the starter. Not 2.72, 1.94, 2.47; .903, .926, .910. Rask doesn't fluctuate. And in another year or two of this, I wonder how easy it will be to keep saying well, Crawford did win a Cup.