Mirtle on tandems

James Mirtle expanded very nicely on those two “goalies equal running backs” posts from yesterday, something any interested parties should check out:

“By my count, only nine goaltenders will get to 60starts this season, and manyof the better teams in the league have had a lot of success with two netminders sharing the role. Only two of the eight teams on pace for 100 points – San Jose and Calgary – are leaning that heavily on one goalie, and the Bruins lead the NHL in points while employing a tandem of Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez.”

Good stuff, as usual, from Mirtle. We’ll try to keep an eye on that comments section along with posts around the hockey blogosphere on the subject (so e-mail me at jamestobrien@hotmail.com if you run across any other interesting takes).

It’s good to know that we aren’t the only ones who find this trend intriguing.


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