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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2017, 11:04:21 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/BPocGOXBi0z/?taken-by=mapleleafs
The big Dane posts his second shutout of the season.
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2017, 01:14:43 PM »
James Reimer has a higher save percentage than Andersen this season.

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« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2017, 01:21:13 PM »
James Reimer has a higher save percentage than Andersen this season.

huh...just checked nhl.com, that surprises me...Peter Budaj putting up a .920 in 46 games is also impressive.

Budaj is only 2nd to Cam Talbot (49) in terms of games played.

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
huh...just checked nhl.com, that surprises me...Peter Budaj putting up a .920 in 46 games is also impressive.

Budaj is only 2nd to Cam Talbot (49) in terms of games played.

Yeah, he sure is making LA forget about Jonathan Quick during his injury. Too bad they can't get forget about his contract.

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2017, 01:34:10 PM »
Save percentage is a situation-specific team stat and not an accurate measure of a goalie's worth.

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2017, 01:47:47 PM »
James Reimer has a higher save percentage than Andersen this season.

Frederick Andersen has played in more games this season than Reimer has ever played in a single season.

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2017, 02:09:45 PM »
Reimer in a back up role I would say not seeing the top teams that Anderson would night after night

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« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2017, 04:19:07 PM »
And it's not just minutes, Leafs give up 35+ on a regular basis, many of them high-quality, broken plays, missed coverage, weak on the man. Freddie was .920 GAA on the season off 2 straight shutouts at the ASG.

First five games of the season I was worried, but watching every game during that mighty swath of two months at .945 GAA had me completely convinced. Leafs are making do right now without that stud #1 and a limping #2. Once defensive help starts coming in through the draft this team will dominate.
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #53 on: February 07, 2017, 07:18:09 PM »
and a limping #2.

Gardiner is hurt?

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2017, 07:33:39 PM »
James Reimer has a higher save percentage than Andersen this season.
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2017, 06:41:15 PM »
Goalies are human beings. In such an important position one has to be there 100% there both mentally and physically for the entire 60 minutes or it shows immediately. Game after game, week after week, month after month. Here we have the best goalie in the league's numbers over the last 14 games. Certainly comparable to Freddie's. We're seeing a lot of that from the goalies in the league, even the teams. If guys are being weak in the D-zone is increases the number and quality of chances. I think the condensed schedule is a factor. Even if the heart is there, if one is playing even 10% fatigued, in this tight league, it could be the difference between good and average. Wins and Losses.
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2017, 10:59:28 AM »
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« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2017, 10:14:41 AM »
More insight into Andy. Feschuk with a surprisingly well-written piece.
https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2017/02/26/the-skinny-on-frederik-andersens-game-changing-transformation-feschuk.html

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“Back then I was literally just playing the game and living off 100 per cent talent. And I thought I was doing fine living off talent,” Andersen was saying in a recent interview in the Maple Leafs dressing room. “I think the best way to put it is, back when you’re a kid, you think that’s a compliment that you’re playing on just talent. It took me a while to learn it’s the opposite.”

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The ensuing transformation into a leaner, stronger specimen paid off. [...]

And Andersen did it all, in Prohaska’s view, by spending his off-seasons becoming less a goaltending specialist and more an all-round athlete.

“Goaltenders can get too specialized, like relief pitchers,” Prohaska said. “Relief pitchers can smoke a cigarette, drink a beer and come out and throw 10 pitches. I don’t want my goalies to be like that. I want them to be athletes.”
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2017, 07:09:17 PM »
Good post Hermanator. Like the point about becoming a toned athlete. Now more than ever if a guy wants to be a number one he's got to be able to put in 60 games at a high caliber. Nutrition, fitness, off-season... if you're not taking it seriously it's gonna show up around game 40.
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2017, 05:19:28 AM »
With Toronto on the rise and Boston perhaps on the decline, Andersen's bear-hunt could continue for quite a while...

- The big dane is back to giving up two goals or less in regulation. 10 of his last 11 starts.
- Durability: 2nd in League for shots against, saves and total time on ice, behind only Cam Talbot of Edmonton. About to crack 60 games.
- Steady Freddie's worst stretches were the 5-8 games after injury/start of season and coming off the All-Star break. At his best playing every-other night: Oct-Nov, Feb-March.
- Current numbers: 2.65 GAA, .918 SV%

... and playoff O/T is 5-on-5, no shootout ;) Leafs are tied for 6th in League for regulation losses with 23.
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2017, 05:19:28 AM »