Goalie John Gibson signs EL contract

Posted: 03/17/2012 by bc in Uncategorized
Tags: ,

The learning curve on NHL ready goaltender development is 5-7 years. There are exceptions of course but Jonas Hiller, who made our Ducks as backup to J.S. Giguere at age 26 proves the rule.
Every drafted player receives an NHL EL contract but less than 5% ever receive a second contract. While it isn’t likely that we’ll ever John Gibson start an NHL game for our Ducks, his hockey resume is impressive.

Advertisements
Comments
  1. czhokej says:

    Sometimes I think that the good goalie is one third of a successful team. Let’s hope that Gibson has enough talent and determination to make it for us.

  2. Quantifying the importance of goaltending is one of the most fascinating subjects in hockey. cz puts it at 1/3. It’s a question that has puzzled me forever. One third could be spot on.

    David Johnson has established a methodology for establishing a goaltender’s importance by comparing SP with P% for that particular netminder. In this report Johnson focuses on our 2009-10 Ducks.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s