Player Discussion: Louis Domingue

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  1. LonLon Lei

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    Can this be his thread?
    Withstanding the challenge while Vasi's been out now.



    Edit: Oh somehow I ended up making his thread(I posted this at his new contract report thread and wanted the place to be the one.)
    plz make your mama proud, Dom!:laugh:
     
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  2. Hoek

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    First goal was bad but he bounced back. He definitely has a different gear when he's on.
     
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    That glove save and following freeze was awesome! Way to rub it in!
     
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    He's a great backup, imho...considering the fact that we've had Nabokov and Budaj in the past...or Lindback...
    Did he make mistakes? Yes, of course. But he's excusable only because he's to face 40-45 shots every single night. And so it can happen that Dom makes a bad save sometimes.
     
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    His job is to stop enough pucks that it gives us a chance to win.
    He has given up a freebie almost every game but we have been winning most of the time so I would say he is doing his job.
     
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    The job of a backup is more or less to not allow bad goals.
     
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    He's good for a softie per game but he also makes ten bell saves in pretty much every game. I guess that's why he isn't a starter.
     
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    I've seen Lindback being mentioned in GDTs, they're not in the same stratosphere. You could take a bad goal by any goalie and say "shades of Lindback" or whatever, but let's not get carried away with this obviously bad comparison. Dom can let in a head scratcher here or there, but he can bounce back strong.
     
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    Every goalie lets in bad goals. I think he's done his job well.
     
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    Not saying Domingue is like Lindback or that Lindback wasn't as bad as his numbers but the difference in the defenses in front of the two is drastic. Lindback had a still very inconsistent Hedman, a declining Carle and a bunch of other crap. Domingue has 5 guys that have been top pair defenders in their career and one of the top young defenders in the league.
     
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    I used the Lindback comparison, not to say the two were alike, but as evidence that the team has a history of playing poorly when our goalie is not controlling his rebounds, which Domingue has been guilty of on his bad nights.
     
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    Lindback is the worst goalie to play in the NHL the last 10 years or so. He's downright terrible and always was. He's just big and that's all. Couldn't stop a beach ball.
     
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    Dom needs some time off, he's clearly drained.
     
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    Will be interesting to see how Pasquale does in his first game in the NHL at the tender age of 28 once he gets the start.
     
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    Ingram is up at the moment. Pasquale got sent down.
     
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    However bad Domingue has been, he's still so much better than Budaj. He's very leaky right now and overworked though
     
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    Yeah it isn't exactly rare to see a backup **** the bed when a starter gets injured. That's why they are backups.
     
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    He needs a rest. He has done well since Vasi went down but last night brought back some flash backs of Smellis era goaltending.

    Give Ingrahm a game. Can’t be worse than last nights effort right?
     
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    He's been bad a lot more than just last night. I do think the workload has something to do with it, but not everything. He had a good run when he got here, and to start this season, but it appears the clock has struck midnight and now we're seeing the reasons he got cut by the worst team in the league.

    His numbers resemble a lot of guys who we think of as worse than him. It's not like Budaj was giving up 5 and 6 per game. Being a bad goalie is more like 3 and 4 per game, and Dom is pretty much in that window now.
     
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    Yep. His 13 starts this season are also a pretty good sample size now. 89.9% and 3.25 GAA on a stacked team with Norris winner Hedman, McDonagh and Stralman in front of him. This also means on average, we have to score at least 4 goals to win a game with him in net. We are currently 1st in the entire NHL with 98 goals scored. But that's a 3.77 GFA - only slightly above his GAA.

    Crazy thing is, he makes that one highlight reel save every other game only to let in the next two harmless shots after. And he gives up rebounds like crazy. Hope they keep working on improving his rebounds at least.
     
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    Anders Lindback
    GAA 2.90 save % .902
    GAA 2.90 save % .891

    Louis Domingue
    GAA 2.89 save % .914
    GAA 3.25 save % .899

    Team GF
    3.06
    2.83

    3.54
    3.73

    Lindback would've been a 30 game winner with this team and the goal support they are giving.
     
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    That is an exact description of Anders Lindback. As terrible as Lindback was, that MFer could make a highlight reel save like nobody's business. It was the B-grade chances you had to worry about with him.

    As a back-up, I think Dom is better than Lindback. As a starter, I think they're in the same tier. Also keep in mind Lindback didn't have the benefit of prime Hedman + McDonagh.
     
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    So true had to go through a nice trip down memory lane of Lindbacks saves. I really thought he was gonna be our starter for a long time

    Probably my favorite Lindback save
     
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    Got to suck for Eddie. Oh well, I think Ingram is better of the two and he actually could have a future with this team as a backup.
     

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