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Greg’s Report Cards: Ray Emery

By Greg Boysen

GPI  GS   MIN  GAA   W   L  OT   SO   SA   GA   SV%   G   A   PIM

34      27   1774   2.81   15    9    4        0   834    83    .900   0    1       2          Regular Season

Contract Status: signed through 2012-2013 ($1.15 million cap hit)

Ray Emery was one of only two offseason moves by Stan Bowman that paid off.  Emery was a great back up and a decent starter for parts of the season.  It was no secret that Corey Crawford was a major disappointment this year and Emery was able to pick up the slack when needed.  His numbers were much better than I expected going into the year.  They were very good considering Emery had to fight off Alexander Salak for the back up job in training camp.  I sure wasn’t hoping to see Razor start 27 games this year, but he was solid when he was called upon.  His play got him a one year contract extension, so he will be Crow’s back up again next year.  Hopefully he doesn’t have to start as many games but I am not holding my breath.  Emery is slow going from post to post and does get out of position a bit, but as far a #2 goalies go, you could do a lot worse.

2011-2012 Final Grade: B-