Who are the top goalies in the NHL?

Cam Charron
November 30 2012 09:46AM

There's a debate on Twitter right now (Friday afternoon), taking place between a few Leafs fans about where Roberto Luongo ranks among the top goalies in the NHL. Why not do some math?

I think it's worth looking at Luongo versus other top goaltenders. He still has four or five healthy good years in him going down the stretch of his career, and still quite valuable if Toronto were able to acquire him. I looked at goalies who had played 165 games over the last three seasons and stacked them all up in this chart with their even strength save percentage (EV SV%), throwing in two Leafs goalies, James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson:

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Mediocre Marlies November

Gus Katsaros
November 30 2012 06:29AM

Coach Dallas Eakins spoke about the annual extended November road trip in a recent interview after practice setting up a three games in three nights stretch to close off a mixed month of results.

November is typically when the Marlies embark on what in essence becomes a month long road trip, living out of a suitcase as Ricoh Coliseum transforms to accomodate horses and pigs during the Royal Winter Fair. Marlies coach spoke about the consequences of being on the road for such long stretches.

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KHL: Ovechkin's sick dangle, Yakupov has 18 in 18, Kulemin scores, and more

Steve Dangle
November 29 2012 10:25PM


Remember yesterday when I said I'd bring you some of the games we missed the day before? Here they are! Plus a brand new one with Ovechkin making a KHL defenceman look like a scarecrow. Just disgusting.


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November 29 2012 07:52PM

With every blessed day that the Lockout drags on, your ol' pal Wanye is pushed further from home in the vain attempt to forget about the NHL and the beloved Edmonton Oilers. Today his sobering musings come from San Francisco. Also he is speaking in the fourth person, which has to be some sort of Olympic Record.*

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Giants can't hit the net, lose to Morgan Rielly (and the Warriors)

Patrick Johnston
November 29 2012 02:16PM

Rielly: Came. Saw. Conquered.

"You are guaranteed to miss 100 per cent of the shots you don't take," Wayne Gretzky once said. The Vancouver Giants tested out the opposite of that theory on Wednesday night, having plenty of trouble hitting the net on the shots they did take in going down 2-1 to the Moose Jaw Warriors.

Despite being led by highly-touted Leafs prospect Morgan Rielly, the Warriors rode into town a midding team and a not-unreasonable target for the struggling Giants. Through two periods, though the Giants were being dominated in the shots-on-net count, it was a game for the taking. But then Rielly woke up, and the Giants couldn't find anything to match him.

It's a rebuilding year for the Giants and games like this have become par-for-the-course. How their collection of young players and older stop-gaps handle what is not going to be a long season will be a story in itself.

But for now, some stats and analysis of Wednesday's game. (After the jump!)

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