Bryz trending up?

Bryz trending up?

Brett
Brett

March 1st, 2012, 5:59 am #1

By Month GP GS TOI/G W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
October 9 8 56:55 4 4 1 27 3.16 225 198 .880 1
November 7 7 54:21 4 1 1 16 2.52 194 178 .918 0
December 10 10 56:14 6 3 1 30 3.20 246 216 .878 0
January 8 8 61:42 4 2 2 22 2.67 250 228 .912 0
February 10 9 55:23 4 3 1 21 2.28 232 211 .909 1


In the last two months, despite the team's struggles overall, it appears our enigmatic goalie may actually be quietly turning the corner on his season. His numbers aren't as good as they should be for his salary and past numbers, but a guy giving us a 2.28 per game gives the team a good opportunity to win every night. And I like seeing that save percentage up around 910 as well for the past two months.

Win or lose, our season rests on him finding his game for the playoffs. Homer did the right thing in not going overboard dealing off young players, and while I'm not crazy about giving up picks, it made a lot of sense to fortify the defense with some big veteran defensemen.
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Outland
Outland

March 1st, 2012, 1:35 pm #2

And that snippet coming from a guy who has more or less supported the U (even by his silences on this board) as the villager with the torches and pitchforks demand his head on a pike.

It'll be interesting to see if the guy tagged as Bryz-aster can play well at home and on the ice that he was just booooed off of a short while back. The Philly crowd will be a big factor what will ensue with him. From what I gleaned over the years, the U's never been a guy to handle criticism well. His emotional make up often demands more sugar and a carrot then the 2 x 4 upside the head and he's in the wrong in town when things aren't going well.

We all hate the contract. I'm with anybody who said cap cap cap the length and money. The Flyers owner and braintrust have been out of touch for years and when they free themselves from big deals handed out to golden boy Richards for his ONE good 1/2 year start and then Carter they spend it all on a single player. WTF is wrong with them???? I look back at the all big deals given by this organization lately and I can't point to anyone who really earned all of what they got. All have had had moments but all have been found lacking and wanting. Not even Pronger when he was healthy was worth the pay / cap hit. They just never seem to learn.

A quick word on Pavel Kubina. Saviour? The answer? My view of him is that he's been a waste of size and talent for many years much in the way Vladimir Malakhov was.


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Icer
Icer

March 1st, 2012, 3:50 pm #3

By Month GP GS TOI/G W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
October 9 8 56:55 4 4 1 27 3.16 225 198 .880 1
November 7 7 54:21 4 1 1 16 2.52 194 178 .918 0
December 10 10 56:14 6 3 1 30 3.20 246 216 .878 0
January 8 8 61:42 4 2 2 22 2.67 250 228 .912 0
February 10 9 55:23 4 3 1 21 2.28 232 211 .909 1


In the last two months, despite the team's struggles overall, it appears our enigmatic goalie may actually be quietly turning the corner on his season. His numbers aren't as good as they should be for his salary and past numbers, but a guy giving us a 2.28 per game gives the team a good opportunity to win every night. And I like seeing that save percentage up around 910 as well for the past two months.

Win or lose, our season rests on him finding his game for the playoffs. Homer did the right thing in not going overboard dealing off young players, and while I'm not crazy about giving up picks, it made a lot of sense to fortify the defense with some big veteran defensemen.
That is sort of telling, but in this case, just what we see might be as important. Impressive statistical improvement, especially considering the defensive lapses. But what I'm seeing is that he seems to finally playing a more aggressive style, going after the puck on saves rather than reacting, reading plays more quickly, squaring up better and keeping that stick flatter over the 5 hole. The scary part is games like Calgary. Right in the midst of all that improvement, he throws out a stinker like that, putting the team in a quick hole and looking lost for the rest of the game, even though they won. I suppose the San Jose game was better, he played pretty well after that relatively weak early goal.

Odd stat: in the past 4 games, his GAA in wins was 4.0, in losses, 1.5.
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Icer
Icer

March 1st, 2012, 3:51 pm #4

By Month GP GS TOI/G W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
October 9 8 56:55 4 4 1 27 3.16 225 198 .880 1
November 7 7 54:21 4 1 1 16 2.52 194 178 .918 0
December 10 10 56:14 6 3 1 30 3.20 246 216 .878 0
January 8 8 61:42 4 2 2 22 2.67 250 228 .912 0
February 10 9 55:23 4 3 1 21 2.28 232 211 .909 1


In the last two months, despite the team's struggles overall, it appears our enigmatic goalie may actually be quietly turning the corner on his season. His numbers aren't as good as they should be for his salary and past numbers, but a guy giving us a 2.28 per game gives the team a good opportunity to win every night. And I like seeing that save percentage up around 910 as well for the past two months.

Win or lose, our season rests on him finding his game for the playoffs. Homer did the right thing in not going overboard dealing off young players, and while I'm not crazy about giving up picks, it made a lot of sense to fortify the defense with some big veteran defensemen.
That is sort of telling, but in this case, just what we see might be as important. Impressive statistical improvement, especially considering the defensive lapses. But what I'm seeing is that he seems to finally playing a more aggressive style, going after the puck on saves rather than reacting, reading plays more quickly, squaring up better and keeping that stick flatter over the 5 hole. The scary part is games like Calgary. Right in the midst of all that improvement, he throws out a stinker like that, putting the team in a quick hole and looking lost for the rest of the game, even though they won. I suppose the San Jose game was better, he played pretty well after that relatively weak early goal.

Odd stat: in the past 4 games, his GAA in wins was 4.0, in losses, 1.5.
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Greg
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March 1st, 2012, 5:40 pm #5

That is sort of telling, but in this case, just what we see might be as important. Impressive statistical improvement, especially considering the defensive lapses. But what I'm seeing is that he seems to finally playing a more aggressive style, going after the puck on saves rather than reacting, reading plays more quickly, squaring up better and keeping that stick flatter over the 5 hole. The scary part is games like Calgary. Right in the midst of all that improvement, he throws out a stinker like that, putting the team in a quick hole and looking lost for the rest of the game, even though they won. I suppose the San Jose game was better, he played pretty well after that relatively weak early goal.

Odd stat: in the past 4 games, his GAA in wins was 4.0, in losses, 1.5.
I wouldn't consider an uncontested shot from right in the middle of the dots weak
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Icer
Icer

March 1st, 2012, 6:58 pm #6

Bryz was set up for the middle of the dots, the shot came from inside the circle. That's why I call it "relatively weak", he misread the play and didn't square up. Would have had to make a good save, but it was certainly within his ability. He made other tougher ones later. And that's part of what concerns me about his improvement - he's still unfocused early in games.
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