Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/29/14 at 06:45 PM ET
from Scott Cullen of TSN,
Goaltending is massively important to determining which teams win and lose in the NHL, yet it's incredibly difficult to predict.
Even if you expect regression to take place, bringing down the highest highs and raising the lowest lows, there are still seasons that seem to come out of nowhere, either good or bad.
Anyway, I've taken a look at the goaltending situation, for all 30 teams, to this point in the season.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Coming into the year, it looked like Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott might share time in the crease for the Blues, but Halak has taken the decided edge, playing 36 games to Elliott's 22 games, which is strange enough given their relative play (Elliott has a .917 save percentage; Halak has .915).
Both are headed for unrestricted free agency and the Blues always seem to get linked to Ryan Miller, which makes for interesting times as the trade deadline approaches. The beauty of it is that, for whomever gets the starting nod, they get to play behind a strong defence.
read on for the other 29 teams...
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