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@MNSOTA and I wrote up this article evaluating all of the players that have manned the crease for the Minnesota Wild in its history. It is amazing to see how close some of the statistics (goals against average, save percentage) are for the various goalies even if they spanned different eras in the franchise's history. Enjoy and discuss...
Good article! I still remember all the goalie controversy threads on the old Wild boards about Fernandez and Roloson. Almost like a Miller Lite commercial: Manny! Rolli! Manny! Rolli! And Kuemper’s ability to give up five goals and then state “I felt I played pretty good!”
Thanks. Yea, those were combative times where people seemed to be in one of 3 tribes. Manny, Roli or they didn't care at all. Remember all of the posts about Brent Burns' hair and the other puckbunnies? Blech...
Great article !!
I too liked the Manny/Roli combo but like you said the biggest "What if" with Harding.
Things were looking pretty good in the goalie dept at the time. Something we really haven't seen since.
If you look at Manny and Roloson, they did pretty well considering they played on teams that chronically were some of the worst offensive clubs in the organization's history. Yes, they also benefited from Lemaire's defensive style of hockey, but I still think their goaltending held up pretty well. When Dubnyk first arrived, he was much better but its been a steady decline ever since that first season when his numbers were among the league's best. And even a slip in Dubnyk's game usually was a