I’m just going to leave this here.
While Phaneuf was in Toronto for this season, James Reimer had a save percentage of 0.9293. Not bad.
Since his departure, which accounts for only three games, James Reimer has a save percentage of 0.8215. That may not sound so bad after that whomping in Chicago, but that save percentage would put him 81st in the league this season. I didn’t even know that many goalies played this year.
I expect the latter number to increase before the end of the season, but it will probably hover around 0.84-0.85 from here on out, maybe less depending on who gets ships. Either way, it’s interesting how black and blue the Leafs starting goalie has been since Phaneuf left town.
While I’m drawing from a small sample size I think it’s safe to say Phaneuf had an impact while he was here.
Shut up haters.