April 30th, 2016 In Commentary, NHL Goaltending 0 comments

While the poor goaltending performances have packed their bags for home, the best netminders created some of the best hockey and entertainment in the first round. The best tend to show up in Game 7, and that was no different here. The honorable mention is out of New York. The Islanders goaltender, Thomas Greiss, displayed a masterclass through...

April 30th, 2016 In Commentary, NHL Goaltending 0 comments

The first round has ended. Two series went the distance and three only lasted five games. In almost every series, the better goaltending won the day. The only cases were when the first choice netminder was replaced halfway through. Let's take a look at the three worst goalies from the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Goalies Lagging...

April 29th, 2016 In Blackhawks Goaltending, Chicago Blackhawks, NHL Goaltending 0 comments

Corey Crawford must be used being under-appreciated at this point. Despite having another stellar regular season and doing all that he could in the postseason for the Chicago Blackhawks, NHL general managers still decided to pass him over on their Vezina Trophy ballots (an award annually given to the best goaltender in the league). The...

April 25th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, NHL Goaltending, Top Stories 0 comments

Goalies: Where Rankings are Made up and Draft Slots Don’t Matter With Ben Bishop, Matt Murray, and Martin Jones already leading their teams to first round victories, the playoffs have once again proved that drafting goalies can be complex. For years, teams have had difficulties identifying future talent of goalies during their draft years....

April 23rd, 2016 In Long Read, NHL Goaltending 0 comments

You can't win without good goaltending, as the saying goes. Every year, it seems as if a handful of the best teams in the league are held up by outstanding goaltending performances. For teams that suffered through a disappointing year, goaltending can make or break a season. Last year, the Montreal Canadiens finished first in their division on...

March 8th, 2016 In NHL Goaltending, Top 10 Lists, Top Stories 0 comments

If you haven't heard it by now, you're about to. Goaltending in the Eastern Conference is absolutely absurd. Both divisions are just stacked full of netminding talent and there are some promising young goaltenders that are on the way up as well. Petr Mrazek is the first name that comes to mind when you think about who will be the best goalie in...

February 16th, 2016 In Humor, NHL Goaltending, Top 10 Lists 0 comments

Which NHL Goalies Have an Eye for Design? You've heard it plenty of times before. NHL goaltenders—well, goalies at all skill levels—are a unique breed. The willingness to stand in front of 100 mph-plus slap shots requires a certain mindset that only a small collection of people have. Another idiosyncracy of goalies is that some like to be...

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