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  • Noon Number (November 18th): 92.59%


    After trawling through data about all the NHL goalies who have played in the last 3-4 years, I found that most are either in Europe, in the AHL or retired. In the end, I came-up with 4 UFA options the Wild could look at.

    Below I have listed the 4 goalies, along with Harding and Backstrom (just for comparisons sake) along with their basic information, their 5v5 performance over a 7-year sample size, and then over a 3-year sample size.





    So, I think there isn't much of a decision to be made here. Theodore is the best option, he clearly wants the job, and I imagine he would cost very little. He can come in as back-up to Harding and will take some pressure off and allow Harding to catch a break in back-to-back games and such. Kuemper and Gustafsson are allowed to continue splitting time in the AHL and devleoping slowly rather than getting thrown in at the deep end.





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