[font="Book Antiqua"] Ok, how's this for manipulating numbers:
Howard's save percentage has dropped by .014 from the regular season to the playoffs, despite the fact that in game 4 he had a shutout and in game 5 he stopped 30 of 31 for a .968%. From the start of game 4 to the end of game 5, Howard posted a .983%. and a .50 GAA on a SAPG of 30.
That's a stellar pair of games to be sure. But let's contrast that with his other four games, which work out to .875% and a 4.05 GAA with a SAPG of 32.
Your manipulation is again excellent. Like I said, you're the best person on this site for completely arbitrarily manipulating the numbers to support your viewpoint all the while making it seem logical when the reality is there is no logic behind your posts. Ever.
In the same way you remove his 2 best games, I could say that his playoff Save % is only .014 less than his 4th best regular season Sv% despite have 2 sub par games in his first ever playoffs series while the team hardly played well in front of him. Let's contrast his worst 2 games with his other 4 games, which work out to .938% and...well I don't care enough to do the calculations but you get my point. You can't just randomly take out games and base or support a conclusion off it.
Before Babs decided to shut Ozzie down forever he had fantastic games against Calgary, Boston and San Jose, he looked like he was getting back into his groove. Since then he has 1 win and hasnt started a game at home since November 27th (Why is that relevant? He's 2-6-2 on the road with a 3.71 GAA and .868 sv%..). He finally had a good period in the 3rd today, but wont see action again this year. Honestly, if this is how Babcock is going to manage goalies, then no Osgood cant come back next year.
Right, in his first year in the league this year, Babcock has really shown that he has no idea how to handle two potential starter goalies.