Eulogy for October Freddie Andersen

Frederik Andersen is the best Leafs goaltender I have seen in my adult life. I want to start with that, because I think it’s important we establish that he’s a goaltender worth believing in and there’s a lot of reasons to believe he’ll get better. Now that the qualifier has been put out there, we can focus on how through the first 15 games of the season, 11 which have been played by Andersen, he hasn’t been very good. Perhaps, that isn’t fair, the word I’m looking for is inconsistent.
Opp
DEC
GA
SA
SV%
OTT
W
3
26
0.885
CBJ
W
1
29
0.966
STL
L
3
30
0.9
TBL
L
7
28
0.75
DET
W
2
27
0.926
MIN
W
2
29
0.931
BOS
W
3
46
0.935
CBJ
O
4
38
0.895
SJS
W
1
17
0.941
WSH
O
4
33
0.879
PHI
W
3
40
0.925
So far he’s put together a 7-2-2 record, which looks pretty darn good. He’s had six games with save percentages over .92 and has faced over 30 shots in a game 5 times, including 2 games with over 40 shots. The fact that Andersen seems to be settling in a bit more after the Tampa Bay blowout is encouraging as well, but it’s still worth exploring what’s going on with Freddie.

GP
W
Sv%
Career
57
30
0.911
19-20
11
7
0.904
18-19
10
6
0.919
17-18
11
6
0.896
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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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