Team Canada Watch '09: Goaltending

Yesterday we had a lively 700 comment discussion on the finer points of Jeff Schultz's advanced plus minus statistics. Today we can all argue about shot quality in a rousing discussion of who Team Canada's goalie should be. Of course Canada will bring three of these guys just in case but we'll all agree that one guy is the starter and argue accordingly.

Follow me through the jump before voting!

STRONG CANDIDATES:


Martin Brodeur

#30 / Goalie / New Jersey Devils

6-2

215

May 06, 1972



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Martin Brodeur 26 1562 18 7 55 2.11 706 651 .922 2

This tubby womanizer left his wife for her sister but tied Terry Sawchuck's shutout record.

 


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

205

Apr 04, 1979



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Roberto Luongo 23 1304 12 10 53 2.44 623 570 .915 2

Roberto Luongo is literally the sole reason why the Vancouver Canucks didn't forfeit their next ten seasons. In addition to posting solid numbers behind a worse defensive team than Brodeur, Luongo won't have to move his equipment out of his locker at GM Place. Think of the time savings!

 


Marc-Andre Fleury

#29 / Goalie / Pittsburgh Penguins

6-2

180

Nov 28, 1984



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Marc-Andre Fleury 26 1517 17 8 62 2.45 653 591 .905 0

Fleury's numbers don't look outrageous but remember that every single defenseman in Pittsburgh is hurt. For a while Fleury was carrying the Wilkes-Barre d-corps on his back and looking good doing it.

 

NOT A DAMN CHANCE:


Cam Ward

#30 / Goalie / Carolina Hurricanes

6-1

200

Feb 29, 1984



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Cam Ward 15 829 2 9 41 2.97 406 365 .899 0


Due to his injury and Carolina's horrible season I just can't see Ward making it onto the team. If he played out of his mind he'd still be a longshot and he just hasn't so far.

 


Steve Mason

#1 / Goalie / Columbus Blue Jackets

6-4

212

May 29, 1988



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Steve Mason 23 1307 9 8 75 3.44 660 585 .886 0


I really like this kid so I'm hoping he's not the next Andrew Raycroft, but Columbus seems to have a ton of young goalies who dominate the league... for one year. No chance at all Steve Mason gets to the Olympics without buying a ticket this year, sorry kid.

WEREN'T INVITED TO CAMP... BUT SHOULD THEY HAVE BEEN?


Chris Mason

#50 / Goalie / St. Louis Blues

6-0

195

Apr 20, 1976



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Chris Mason 21 1254 8 9 51 2.44 619 568 .918 0

Chris Mason is quietly having a great season in St. Louis. His .918 SV% is second to only Brodeur among Canadian goaltenders.

 


Marty Turco

#35 / Goalie / Dallas Stars

5-11

185

Aug 13, 1975



GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Marty Turco 22 1330 9 6 55 2.48 651 596 .916 2


Third in Canadian goaltender save percentage, Turco has a bad rep for not winning in the playoffs despite putting up solid numbers there.

Have at it folks, who do you want in net for Team Canada?

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