On Friday I listed the 20 worst players in 2011/12 by goals versus threshold. The worst player in the league by that metric was Dwayne Roloson of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last season Roloson was the oldest player in the NHL. He posted a pretty weak 3.66 GAA and .886 saves percentage. These numbers were both the worst in the league among goalies who played sufficient games to be counted among the leaders.
It isn’t clear that this made Roloson the worst player or even the worst regular in the NHL, though it is clear he was the worst goalie. Goalies are easier to evaluate in the goals versus threshold system and tend to dominate both the top and bottom of any ranking list.
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