Guest Posted May 7, 2015 Share Posted May 7, 2015 Dubnyk was looking on fine with Arizona, and Arizona was not a great defensive team this season. He restructured his game and his play made an immediate impact. The fact that Kuemper and Backstrom couldn't flourish behind Minnesota's system is proof that your argument holds no water. By the way, there's nothing wrong with ~910 save % on Edmonton. Dubnyk took the blame for the team's poor play, he deserved a trophy just for putting up with that crap. The Yotes were healthier when he was there, might have contributed to that somewhat. As for Kuemper and Backstrom, Backstrom's career has nosedived the last three seasons as age and injuries have caught up with him - it's no surprise he's not been able to rebound. Kuemper has talent but his pre-season was limited due to his end of season injuries last year, he's been ill twice and had an injury. He was always going to struggle to get into the rhythm. I do think that, as much as Dubnyk has played well this year, you put any healthy goalie with talent in there and he'd have posted similar numbers. Eddie Lack for example. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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