estogoalie Posted February 11, 2019 Share Posted February 11, 2019 This year my team has had to call in a few goalie subs this season due to illness/injury to me and our other regular goalie, and I've noticed that when we play the top 3 teams in our division, we ALWAYS lose by a score of about 10-2, regardless of who is in net. I know some of the subs that played for us are not that good, but still the score was in that 10-2 range. And it made me start to think "how much does the goalie really matter?" if there is a good goalie or bad goalie in net, if we still lose by about the same score. I know the goals that they (top teams) score on me are usually very hard to stop (ie: tick-tac-toe, etc.) where regardless how good/bad the goalie is, there's a 90% chance the puck is going in the net. So I'm starting to think when playing stronger teams, it's not a big difference if you have a good goalie in net or a not-so-good goalie, it's still going to end up 10-2 (or somewhere abouts). I guess that a good vs bad goalie will only be more apparent in tighter games, where each goal counts, and more shots are "stoppable" or at least having more of a chance to be stopped. Disclaimer: yes, I know GAA isn't really a good representation of how a goalie played, or if the other team was missing some good players, etc. Also, no, the top teams in our league don't usually "back off" once they have a big lead, sometimes they beat weaker teams by 20 or 30 goals. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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