SpezDispensed wrote:Ev wrote:SpezDispensed wrote:Ev wrote:Anderson has been overrated this year. For me he hasn't stolen a lot of games. Shots against doesn't mean he's amazing if he stops all but 2 or 3. If we had Hammond in every game we'd have the same record or maybe better IMO.
Perhaps, but Anderson has been amazing 90% of the time. I agree, a lot of shots don't tell the story, but you've watched, he's made incredible saves nightly to keep the Sens in the game and give them a chance. You couldn't ask for anything more with the D we have.
You could ask for more than a 916 save percentage in today's NHL
I'm not really one for advanced stats personally, I prefer the old eye test, but I'd say Anderson has had to make saves that are above and beyond the 'normal' tough saves to keep the Sens in games. I'm very impressed with Hammond, so I'm not really scoffing at the suggestion that he could do the job, but as well as Anderson? I don't think so.
And .916 is pretty relative. Would you take someone with a .921 that plays for a team with good defence, or a guy at .916 with one of the worst defences in the league? I'd probably take the .916 guy.
Defence doesn't really inflate a save percentage. Jon Quick always has crappy save percentage. In fact Anderson's should be higher since he faces more shots than any other goalie.
if he was truly stealing games he'd be what he was at last year
Sens live and die by their offense