Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Don't blame Giggy

Which goaltender has the lowest goals against average so far this season among Canadian born players? Yep, Maple Leaf Jean-Sebastien Giguere at 2.31. The sad truth is that this mark places him only 9th overall among goalies that have started at least 6 games. Next on the Canadian list is Dwayne Roloson at 2.44, Carey Price and Dan Ellis at 2.45, Marty Brodeur at 2.70 and Roberto Luongo at 2.76 checking in at 19th overall. Ahead of Giguere are four Americans, two Finns, a Slovak and a Russian.

Overall as a team, Toronto ranks the same ninth overall in GAA and an atrocious 29th overall in Goals Scored For/ Game. Since the Leafs won their first four games of this season, Giguere has a GAA of 2.48 while going 1-3-2. Over the nine total games the team has scored a grand total of 15 goals.

Over their own last nine games, Vancouver Canuck second liners manny Malhotra and Raffi Torres have combined for 10 goals on their own. This is the difference between good teams and not so good teams, contributions from secondary sources. Toronto's de-facto "first line" of Kessel, Versteeg and Bozak over those nine games have 6 combined goals. As much as Giguere can do, the thing he can't do is score goals.

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