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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2020, 04:18:14 PM »
Well, I can understand there being a question since Andersen and Dell had pretty similar numbers this year. And even each of the advanced metrics (QS, QS%, RBS, GA%) barely gives an edge to Andersen. Obviously with the team wanting to win now it would be a pretty big gamble to go with a Campbell/Dell tandem and I agree that it's not going to happen but it really isn't a crazy idea. I mean, we endured a two-month stretch (Jan-Feb) of .890% goaltending from Freddie last year after a .900% October and still were able to maintain a winning record. Andersen isn't exactly Ed Belfour here.

Sure, but Andersen has a track record as a successful starting goalie, which neither Dell nor Campbell have, and, a team looking to win the Cup isn't ditching that to try their luck with a pair of career backups. They're going to give their starter an opportunity to show last season was an aberration - at least, not when he's still under contract.

So, yeah, it is a crazy idea for a team that believes itself to be a Cup contender.

Eh, I really don't see it as being any crazier than sticking with Andersen as the number one again and hoping, as he passes 30, that he suddenly doesn't suck or disappoint in every "game 7" and that his inevitable long, inconsistent stretches don't hamper their seeding. In fact, that the team still managed to win last year with mostly .890-.900% goaltending suggests to me that they really don't need anything special at that position. Just decent, consistent goaltending which, I guess, CampBell might actually be able to provide.

Anyway neither scenario is particularly appealing to me. I was really hoping for a Lehner and would have settled for a Crawford.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2020, 04:22:09 PM »
Well, I can understand there being a question since Andersen and Dell had pretty similar numbers this year. And even each of the advanced metrics (QS, QS%, RBS, GA%) barely gives an edge to Andersen. Obviously with the team wanting to win now it would be a pretty big gamble to go with a Campbell/Dell tandem and I agree that it's not going to happen but it really isn't a crazy idea. I mean, we endured a two-month stretch (Jan-Feb) of .890% goaltending from Freddie last year after a .900% October and still were able to maintain a winning record. Andersen isn't exactly Ed Belfour here.

Sure, but Andersen has a track record as a successful starting goalie, which neither Dell nor Campbell have, and, a team looking to win the Cup isn't ditching that to try their luck with a pair of career backups. They're going to give their starter an opportunity to show last season was an aberration - at least, not when he's still under contract.

So, yeah, it is a crazy idea for a team that believes itself to be a Cup contender.

Eh, I really don't see it as being any crazier than sticking with Andersen as the number one again and hoping, as he passes 30, that he suddenly doesn't suck or disappoint in every "game 7" and that his inevitable long, inconsistent stretches don't hamper their seeding. In fact, that the team still managed to win last year with mostly .890-.900% goaltending suggests to me that they really don't need anything special at that position. Just decent, consistent goaltending which, I guess, CampBell might actually be able to provide.

Anyway neither scenario is particularly appealing to me. I was really hoping for a Lehner and would have settled for a Crawford.

I think maybe Andersen has a much shorter leash this season, given Campbell > Hutch.

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Re: We got a Dell
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2020, 04:23:46 PM »
Well, I can understand there being a question since Andersen and Dell had pretty similar numbers this year. And even each of the advanced metrics (QS, QS%, RBS, GA%) barely gives an edge to Andersen. Obviously with the team wanting to win now it would be a pretty big gamble to go with a Campbell/Dell tandem and I agree that it's not going to happen but it really isn't a crazy idea. I mean, we endured a two-month stretch (Jan-Feb) of .890% goaltending from Freddie last year after a .900% October and still were able to maintain a winning record. Andersen isn't exactly Ed Belfour here.

Sure, but Andersen has a track record as a successful starting goalie, which neither Dell nor Campbell have, and, a team looking to win the Cup isn't ditching that to try their luck with a pair of career backups. They're going to give their starter an opportunity to show last season was an aberration - at least, not when he's still under contract.

So, yeah, it is a crazy idea for a team that believes itself to be a Cup contender.

Eh, I really don't see it as being any crazier than sticking with Andersen as the number one again and hoping, as he passes 30, that he suddenly doesn't suck or disappoint in every "game 7" and that his inevitable long, inconsistent stretches don't hamper their seeding. In fact, that the team still managed to win last year with mostly .890-.900% goaltending suggests to me that they really don't need anything special at that position. Just decent, consistent goaltending which, I guess, CampBell might actually be able to provide.

Anyway neither scenario is particularly appealing to me. I was really hoping for a Lehner and would have settled for a Crawford.

I think maybe Andersen has a much shorter leash this season, given Campbell > Hutch.

Yea, good point. Forgot all about Hutch.