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.