Reader Tommy on the Photoshop
You know, we’re not, like, trying to hate on Bryz here, but it is surprising that NHL players still have a healthy modicum of respect for Bryz and his shootout prowess (though we have no idea when the poll was actually conducted).
Sports Illustrated polled 186 NHL players and asked them who they thought was the toughest goalie to face in a shootout. The top 10:
1) Justin Bieber’s friend Henrik Lundqvist
2) Pekka Rinne
3) Marc-Andre Fleury
4) Ryan Miller’s nasally drone
5) The guy who didn’t go to the White House
6) Kari Lehtonen
7) Martin Brodeur (seriously, how old is he now?… he’s been playing in the NHL since 1991. 1991! retire already!)
8) Carey Price
9) Ilya Bryzgalov
10) Jonathan Quick
For the record: Bryz, who recently said the goal during a shootout looks like a soccer net, is 2-of-10 in such situations this year– that’s good for a .200 sv %, last in the league.
H/T to (@gdammer)