Seattle-Pens-fan wrote:So after seeing MAF sit out the third period tonight, I got to wondering something. I've watched hockey for a lot of years, and conventional wisdom has always been that a goalie needs to play the entire game, and a lot of games in a season, for maximum effectiveness. Why?
It seems to me that if a goalie tandem split a game, every game, they'd perhaps be more effective by virtue of having a little less work. As I say, I know that completely ignores conventional wisdom, but I wonder if anyone has ever done an actual statistical analysis proving it one way or another?
Sorry fellas, might just be too much beer and Excel time.
Nizzy wrote:I could see a situation where your team is up like 5-0, or 6-1 going into the 3rd period, and you want to give some rookie goaltender a period of NHL playing time, when he hasn't got any playing time, and when the backup might be coming back from injury or something.
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