Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned
Even if you remove his best statistical season, he's averaged a .917 SV%, 2.56 GAA, 33 wins, 5 shutouts, and around 1800 saves per season since 08-09.
Meanwhile over the past 2 seasons (ie: since his best statistical year), Anderson has averaged .913 SV%, 2.5 shutouts, 28.5 wins, around 1500 saves, and a GAA north of 2.70.
Long story short... last season was Anderson's second best season to date and Miller's 3 year average WITH his best season removed still beats Anderson in every category but saves...
The first stat isn't correct because Miller's career save percentage is .915, so if you remove his best season, it would drop, not improve to .917. Same goes for GAA.
All I am predicting is that over the next couple of seasons, if both remain starters, their numbers will be closer than people think (just like they were the last two seasons). I didn't say Anderson would
be better than him in any of the categories except wins. Anderson could
realistically take him in both wins and save percentage. I expect Miller to better him in GAA and shutouts.
I don't really take past stats into consideration too much when it comes to goalies, but take a look:
Anderson - 294 GP, 268 starts, 131 wins, 0.49 wins per start, 2.79 GAA, .913 SV%, 19 shutouts, 0.071 shutouts per start
Miller - 460 GP, 453 starts, 252 wins, 0.56 wins start, 2.57 GAA, .915 SV%, 28 shutouts, 0.062 shutouts per start
So, wins, save percentage, and shutouts are pretty similar.
Anderson hasn't been a starter as long, keep in mind, and has played on Florida, Chicago, and Colorado in some bad years for those teams.
All I am saying is, Miller will most likely take 3 out of 4 categories, maybe even 4. But you shouldn't be shocked if Anderson wins more games than him and puts up a similar SV%. Hell, the shutouts will probably be similar as well.