hockeyking Posted April 4, 2015 Share Posted April 4, 2015 The most influential position would be goaltending. That being said, goalies have a very small standard deviation across the league. That is to say, there are many average goalies and only a few elite goalies. Thus, unless a GM can find one of those elite goalies it is a much better strategy to find an average goalie (like Lack) and pay him no more than an average salary. Although it is ideal to have a great goalie, the rarity of them makes it very difficult to find one. Plus, they are not necessary to win the cup. The last 3 cup winners have had average goalies (Quick x2 and Crawford). I would much rather have the Miller's salary invest in defence or forwards. Quick is a average goaltender?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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