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« Reply #165 on: February 21, 2018, 01:59:05 PM »
Last Leafs to win a Vesina were Terry Sawchuck and Johnny Bower in 64-65  when I was 9.
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« Reply #166 on: February 21, 2018, 02:04:50 PM »
Last Leafs to win a Vesina were Terry Sawchuck and Johnny Bower in 64-65  when I was 9.

Hey old timer, you're the same age as my oldest sister.

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« Reply #167 on: February 22, 2018, 10:51:39 AM »
Last Leafs to win a Vesina were Terry Sawchuck and Johnny Bower in 64-65  when I was 9.

Hey old timer, you're the same age as my oldest sister.
Now when I get up the "Snap, Krackle & Pop"is no longer in my cereal bowl
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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #168 on: February 22, 2018, 11:27:12 AM »
Last Leafs to win a Vesina were Terry Sawchuck and Johnny Bower in 64-65  when I was 9.

Hey old timer, you're the same age as my oldest sister.
Now when I get up the "Snap, Krackle & Pop"is no longer in my cereal bowl

I hear ya, brother.

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #169 on: March 09, 2018, 11:46:57 AM »
Andersen's save percentage this season is back down to .919, which is basically his career average. That puts him 14th among goalies with 20+ starts. His save percentage since February 1st is .908 in 13 games. Not trying to dump on him or anything, but I do feel like all that Vezina talk earlier in the year was pretty over the top. Just like last season he's had stretches of greatness and then stretches of not-greatness.

There's also the question of how much of a role fatigue is playing in this less-than-average stretch of his. Former goalie-turned-analyst Brent Johnson (@JohnnyGoalie12) had a good twitter thread the other day about Holtby and how being overplayed may be hurting him, I'll post the text for easier reading:

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Braden Holtby is an excellent, top/tiered NHL starting goalie! One thing Iíve been saying for some time now is that in todayís game, with the incredible speed, pace and chaos, starting goalies get more fatigued than ever before.

The constant pressure of having to be fully prepared night-in and night-out, has a wearing effect on ones body and mind.

Since 2013/14 Braden has started 298 games (approx. 17,800 minutes.) Thatís a hell of a lot of time! I donít care who you are.

What Iím saying is that there are boundaries for what a persons body and mind can endure. Note: itís also more noticeable when a goalie is off his game in comparison to a forward or defenseman.

Mid-season fatigue happens to goalies all around the league, not just here in DC. A goalie will rarely tell a reporter that they are exhausted or express this sentiment w/ the coach when asked. They will just keep strumming along, because that is what they are expected to do.

Some starting goalies get away with playing sub-par games down the stretch because their respective teams get the job done in front of them. Therefore the from the outside, the goalie keeps winning and the people in power keep them playing and playing...

Getting back to Braden, who in the past few years has changed his game (for the better, might I add) from that of a radical game, to a more efficient and detailed game. But in the past month or so, I have seen him make mistakes that I havenít seen him make all season...

His puck handling and depth thru traffic (or lack there-of) have not been as sharp as they were in December. Which leads me to believe that he may very well be low on petrol. Also, this can put stress on his confidence and self reliance.

If what Iíve read is correct and coach Trotz is looking to go with (the very capable) Grubauer a little more down the stretch, it is all positive. Itís positive for Holtby, for Grubauer and for the Caps heading into the playoff race.

There are reports out that Andrei Vasilevskiy (55 starts and counting) is tired and Iím not surprised. Many former cohorts of mine have expressed to me the feeling of being totally drained numerous times throughout my career. Sometimes looking totally defeated doing so.

Donít get me wrong. Iím not saying that itís easy to be a forward or d-man, cause Iím not. Itís just a totally different mentality. A goalie has to be locked in for 60+ minutes, following the puck every square inch on the ice surface.

Note: a goalie, especially during the peak of his career, doesnít just forget how to stop a puck. The body is just reacting in unusual ways because the mind is weary. Coaches around the league should take notice when they start to see a pattern of uneven play.

If the coaching staff can afford to manage their tenders (especially if you have two capable Gís, & most do!) throughout the season, their squad will be better for it in the long run. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. You donít win anything in December or January.

In closing, it does take an army to win in this great game of ours. But for the Capitals, a healthy and rested Braden Holtby can only help them in their playoff bid.

That report about Vasilevskiy being tired can be found here: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/2018/03/07/andrei-vasilevskiy-battling-fatigue-as-first-time-no-1/

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So you can't blame Vasilevskiy for admitting he's a bit tired, mentally and physically. He's in uncharted territory in his first full season as the Lightning's No. 1 goaltender. His 55 games entering tonight's against the Rangers are a career high, with five of his past six starts going beyond regulation.

Vasilevskiy said Wednesday that fatigue has affected his play. He has given up 68 goals in his past 21 starts, an average of 3.23 per game, after allowing 64 in his first 33 (1.93). Though how the team has played in front of him has a big part in that different.

"Tiredness is something that I probably never faced before," Vasilevskiy, 23, said. "I mean, 50-plus games. When you play in 20-plus games, it's like you think, 'Oh, I'm good, I can play 60-plus.' But now when I'm on 50-plus, I'm like, 'That's tough.'

"So that's why sometimes I'm probably not as sharp, like (I was) probably the first half of the season. That's why I have to adjust and be on the top of my game."

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #170 on: March 09, 2018, 07:03:28 PM »
Andersen's save percentage this season is back down to .919, which is basically his career average. That puts him 14th among goalies with 20+ starts. His save percentage since February 1st is .908 in 13 games. Not trying to dump on him or anything, but I do feel like all that Vezina talk earlier in the year was pretty over the top. Just like last season he's had stretches of greatness and then stretches of not-greatness.

There's also the question of how much of a role fatigue is playing in this less-than-average stretch of his. Former goalie-turned-analyst Brent Johnson (@JohnnyGoalie12) had a good twitter thread the other day about Holtby and how being overplayed may be hurting him, I'll post the text for easier reading:

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Braden Holtby is an excellent, top/tiered NHL starting goalie! One thing Iíve been saying for some time now is that in todayís game, with the incredible speed, pace and chaos, starting goalies get more fatigued than ever before.

The constant pressure of having to be fully prepared night-in and night-out, has a wearing effect on ones body and mind.

Since 2013/14 Braden has started 298 games (approx. 17,800 minutes.) Thatís a hell of a lot of time! I donít care who you are.

What Iím saying is that there are boundaries for what a persons body and mind can endure. Note: itís also more noticeable when a goalie is off his game in comparison to a forward or defenseman.

Mid-season fatigue happens to goalies all around the league, not just here in DC. A goalie will rarely tell a reporter that they are exhausted or express this sentiment w/ the coach when asked. They will just keep strumming along, because that is what they are expected to do.

Some starting goalies get away with playing sub-par games down the stretch because their respective teams get the job done in front of them. Therefore the from the outside, the goalie keeps winning and the people in power keep them playing and playing...

Getting back to Braden, who in the past few years has changed his game (for the better, might I add) from that of a radical game, to a more efficient and detailed game. But in the past month or so, I have seen him make mistakes that I havenít seen him make all season...

His puck handling and depth thru traffic (or lack there-of) have not been as sharp as they were in December. Which leads me to believe that he may very well be low on petrol. Also, this can put stress on his confidence and self reliance.

If what Iíve read is correct and coach Trotz is looking to go with (the very capable) Grubauer a little more down the stretch, it is all positive. Itís positive for Holtby, for Grubauer and for the Caps heading into the playoff race.

There are reports out that Andrei Vasilevskiy (55 starts and counting) is tired and Iím not surprised. Many former cohorts of mine have expressed to me the feeling of being totally drained numerous times throughout my career. Sometimes looking totally defeated doing so.

Donít get me wrong. Iím not saying that itís easy to be a forward or d-man, cause Iím not. Itís just a totally different mentality. A goalie has to be locked in for 60+ minutes, following the puck every square inch on the ice surface.

Note: a goalie, especially during the peak of his career, doesnít just forget how to stop a puck. The body is just reacting in unusual ways because the mind is weary. Coaches around the league should take notice when they start to see a pattern of uneven play.

If the coaching staff can afford to manage their tenders (especially if you have two capable Gís, & most do!) throughout the season, their squad will be better for it in the long run. The season is a marathon, not a sprint. You donít win anything in December or January.

In closing, it does take an army to win in this great game of ours. But for the Capitals, a healthy and rested Braden Holtby can only help them in their playoff bid.

That report about Vasilevskiy being tired can be found here: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/2018/03/07/andrei-vasilevskiy-battling-fatigue-as-first-time-no-1/

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So you can't blame Vasilevskiy for admitting he's a bit tired, mentally and physically. He's in uncharted territory in his first full season as the Lightning's No. 1 goaltender. His 55 games entering tonight's against the Rangers are a career high, with five of his past six starts going beyond regulation.

Vasilevskiy said Wednesday that fatigue has affected his play. He has given up 68 goals in his past 21 starts, an average of 3.23 per game, after allowing 64 in his first 33 (1.93). Though how the team has played in front of him has a big part in that different.

"Tiredness is something that I probably never faced before," Vasilevskiy, 23, said. "I mean, 50-plus games. When you play in 20-plus games, it's like you think, 'Oh, I'm good, I can play 60-plus.' But now when I'm on 50-plus, I'm like, 'That's tough.'

"So that's why sometimes I'm probably not as sharp, like (I was) probably the first half of the season. That's why I have to adjust and be on the top of my game."

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Re: Frederik Andersen
« Reply #171 on: March 09, 2018, 07:12:56 PM »
Some of these guys are seeing more rubber than a girl working in Amsterdam..on a nightly basis.

I thought you said that the Athletic was making you a better writer ;)
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« Reply #172 on: March 09, 2018, 09:01:19 PM »
Some of these guys are seeing more rubber than a girl working in Amsterdam..on a nightly basis.

I thought you said that the Athletic was making you a better writer ;)

That was the alcohol and prescriptions talking.  ;) 8)

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« Reply #173 on: March 10, 2018, 09:35:31 AM »
Some of these guys are seeing more rubber than a girl working in Amsterdam..on a nightly basis.

I thought you said that the Athletic was making you a better writer ;)

That was the alcohol and prescriptions talking.  ;) 8)
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Re: Frederik Andersen
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