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Brodeur Preparing for the Unknown

  There aren’t many things that Martin Brodeur hasn’t done during his illustrious career, but the 21-season veteran is now preparing to enter the free agency for the first time […]

by · July 17, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending
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Optimus-Reim: Maple Leaf Extinction?

The other day a buddy and I were chatting about some of the various decisions the Toronto Maple Leafs had made in regard to the NHL Draft and the early […]

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Martin Brodeur: Wins, Shutouts, Saves, and Statistics Unmasked

On June 16th, 1990, the New Jersey Devils drafted goaltender Martin Brodeur 20th overall with their first pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. For the first time after 24 […]

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Why Canada Day Won’t be Christmas for Free Agent Goalies

If the trend of signing “value” goaltending continues, even big name guys like Ryan Miller, Jonas Hiller and even Martin Brodeur won’t see the paydays they might envision on July 1. This […]

Why Tuukka Rask Is Your 2014 Vezina Trophy Winner

Why Tuukka Rask Is Your 2014 Vezina Trophy Winner

As the 2014 Awards presentation comes upon us in a few hours, it’s a good time to review why Tuukka Rask remains the best in the league. Although there are […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending
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San Jose Sharks Approaching Rough Waters (Part 1)

The 2013-14 San Jose Sharks season was just merely another pane in the Stanley Cup window that is quickly, or all but shut. They ended up challenging the surprising Anaheim […]

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Lundqvist Proves Doug Armstrong Right

Henrik Lundqvist has earned the money Ryan Miller demands From NHL, international, Olympic and even inline hockey success with Team Sweden in 2002, Henrik Lundqvist has one more hurdle to surmount […]

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Will Devils Goaltender Cory Schneider Ever Be a Full-time Starter?

During the offseason, The Hockey Writers will be doing a ten-part series on the success stories of the 2013-14 New Jersey Devils. Despite missing the postseason for the second consecutive […]

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Ryan Miller And The Myth Of The Savior Goalie

Modern championship teams need balance top to bottom in order to overcome mistakes In order to prevent a game or series from derailing, teams need to be able to overcome […]

by · May 21, 2014 · 2 comments · NHL Goaltending
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Lundqvist, Top Goalies Unfazed by Gear Reductions

The NHL perceives itself to have a marketing — or more accurately, penetration — issue, citing issues with success in non-traditional markets. The solution according to Bettman and company is […]

by · May 20, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending
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The Goalie Situation in Carolina

The Hurricanes Current Goalies Goal-tending is important. Teams flourish playing with a hot goalie, and fall apart against an opposing goalie standing on his head. After another disappointing season the […]

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Blues Re-sign Brian Elliott in Backwards, Circular Logic Move

It’s not that the decision to re-sign Brian Elliott defies logic, it’s the circular and strange decision making that led to this point, and this decision. Let’s look at the […]