Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Best Forward Of October

With October drawing to a close, it is time to pick a new best forward of the season so far. Earlier this year I picked Paul Stastny of the Colorado Avalanche as the best forward of the season so far and the early season MVP. Stastny has since cooled a bit. I now pick Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings as the best forward in the season so far. Zetterberg leads the NHL with 22 points in 13 games and his defensive responsibility has helped him earn a +9 +/- rating. Zetterberg is looking like he might be a breakout star this season. Last year, he did very well putting up 68 points in 63 games and so far this season he is doing even better than that. Zetterberg is a big reason why Detroit is off to as good a start as they are.

I do not think Zetterberg is the MVP so far this season. That position is currently held by Martin Biron of the Philadelphia Flyers. He is the main reason for the Flyers resurgence so far this season. Biron's .948 saves percentage has been outstanding considering the Flyers have given up a lot of shots so far this year (they are currently third worst in the NHL with 33.7 shots allowed per game). It is this goaltending that has allowed the Flyers to win and have one of the better records in the NHL despite a still porous defence.

In the month of October, Biron and Zetterberg have been the NHL's best players. If they can continue playing this well, this will go down as the best season in either of their careers (at least to date).

If you are going to consider a goalie for MVP then you have to consider Pascal Leclaire of the Blue Jackets. He has been at least as good for the Blue Jackets and already has 4 shutouts and is 6-2 with a better save % and goals against average than Biron.
I do have to consider Leclaire, but there is a better case for Biron. Biron has played more games (9 vs 7) and faces far more shots (32 per games vs. 24 per game). The extra work Biron has more than explains the difference in GAA. Saves percentage is roughly the same. So I will take the harder working goalie. He is more important to is team.
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