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Be Careful Paying Those Goalies

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep....

- The danger of overpaying a top goaltender has rapidly revealed itself over the first two months of the season.

The average save percentage across the league is .908 — interestingly down for the fourth-consecutive season.

The world’s most handsomely paid goalie, Carey Price, has a salary of $15 million and a save percentage of .897.

The second-most handsomely paid goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky, has a salary of $11.5 million and a save percentage of .884.

Of the 12 goaltenders making a minimum of $6 million this season, half of them are operating with a sub-.900 save percentage (Cory Schneider, Jonathan Quick, Pekka Rinne and Martin Jones are the others).

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