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Pekka Rinne deserves your appreciation

Pekka Rinne deserves your appreciation
Published On: Sat, Oct 28
May 9, 2016; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) against the San Jose Sharks in game six of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

If you spend enough time on Hockey Twitter, youll notice that some goalies get extra rope, while others seem to receive less benefit of the doubt.

Sometimes the difference between mainstream opinions and more analytics-minded takes can be profound. Jonathan Quicks spotty numbers and jaw-dropping athleticism has made him a magnet for debates. Steve Mason is less Sieve Mason and more a hidden gem in many corners, with some weighing his rough 2016-17 more than others.

As the Nashville Predators have made some great upgrades over the years in trading for P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg,* Pekka Rinne has increasingly been viewed as the anchor that could weigh this teams ascent down.

Some bumpy seasons didnt help the big Finns cause.

Injuries and inconsistent play convened for two rough seasons in 2012-13 and 2013-14. With a .908 save percentage in 2015-16 as well, the narrative against Rinne was only building.

Rinnes been off to a strong start so far in 2017-18, with a stellar performance against the Chicago Blackhawks prompting some to believe that he owns the Hawks (maybe like how some believe Matt Murray has a similar impact on the Preds?).

Overall, Rinne is 5-1-2 with an outstanding .940 save percentage this season. His one shutout already tied him with a guy he likely looked up to coming up through the ranks, so Rinne could sit high on the all-time list of Finns in net.

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