thanes16, on 10 July 2012 - 09:55 AM, said:
That is a "what if" argument. Remember the "run" MAG went on in the Flyers series? And what is he doing now? Looking for a job. The guy had 18 points in 73 games.
But there's one really big difference that pretty much negates your point. Enroth backed up his kick ass rookie year that got us to the playoffs with an even better year statistically. Nothing much he can do about his W-L record last year when the rest of the team sucks around him.
K-9, on 10 July 2012 - 09:59 AM, said:
Have you ever played sports at a high level, suffered an injury, and come back to play? Have you ever suffered two concussions in one calendar year? There is a difference between being cleared to play and returning to form. It's like that for every athlete faced with a rehabilitative process. Miller is no different. Same thing happened to him a couple seasons ago when he came back from his knee injury. He was cleared to play but it took him a while before he was back to form. That was readily apparent to even the most casual fan.
Well then maybe he shouldn't have been playing.
dEnnis the Menace, on 10 July 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:
I do remember the playoff run, well. He played out of his mind, in a contract situation, with a healthy lineup, against teams that had no scouting on him on where his weaknesses are.
And it's pretty amazing that Miller was able to salvage a save percentage back to that level, don't you think? the fact that he was able to do so, is the reason I want him around. How many 35+ shot nights can Enroth keep us in the game? Miller did it regularly after he was back to form.
And after November, Once Miller came back, both goalies played with the same team in front of them. Enroth still couldn't pull out a win to save his life.
Enroth played out of his mind and in a contract year (so I'm guessing you are immplying he purposely played better to make money?) So what does it mean when he put up even better stats AFTER he got his contract and AFTER other teams had him figured out. And once Miller came back the team scored a total of 12 goals in 8 games for Enroth and he wasn't playing with a healthy team in front of him. Miller just happened to get better when the team got healthy. How many game did Enroth play from February on after the team broke out of their funk?
Freakpop, on 10 July 2012 - 04:16 PM, said:
Enroth losing streak began on 11/29 vs the NYI. He played in 12 games, only 9 of them were full games. 8 of those 9 he faced 30 or more shots and 6 of those 9 were 35 or more shots. Also, in those 12 games the Sabres scored a whopping total of 20 goals. Hard for any goaltender to win when that happens. Oh and he didn't exactly face the doormats of the league either, Det 2x, Bos 2x, NYI 2x, Phi, Chi, Pitt, NYR, Ott, and Winnipeg. Gee, didn't steal any games? or couldn't pull a win out? Can't imagine why!