Photo: Bruce Bennett
Despite what the national media might tell you, Braden Holtby has been a very good goalie since entering the NHL, and not just since Mitch Korn became his goalie coach. Given the opportunity this season, and freed from the curse of Adam Oates, and yes, under the master tutelage of Korn, Holtby has firmly planted himself among the best goalies in the league. And now, in the 2015 playoffs, Holtby is having himself a spring for the ages so far. (No, I don’t believe in jinxes.)
People don’t seem to be grasping exactly how good Holtby has been. This is exactly how good Holtby has been.
This isn’t a case of Holtby simply getting hot at the right time or having a career season. Since entering the league in 2010, Holtby’s 5-on-5 save percentage ranks sixth of the 35 goalies that have played 6000-plus minutes in that span. Here’s the pretty good company he’s keeping, via War on Ice.
Braden Holtby is gonna get paid this summer, y’all.
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