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Justin Pogge

Posted: March 18, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Phoenix Coyotes

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The Good: For such a tall goalie, Pogge moves very well in his crease and handles the puck well. He uses his size to his advantage, cutting down the angle very well. He is rarely caught out of position because of his power, which is a credit to his conditioning. His rebound control and reflexes both are above-average. “Poggo” enjoyed a stellar junior career, and has the ability to come up with big saves in crucial situations at lower levels. (more…)

Phoenix Coyotes Depth Chart

Posted: February 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, Phoenix Coyotes

  1.  Mike Smith
  2. Jason Labarbera
  3. Justin Pogge
  4. Marc Cheverie
  5. Louis Domingue
  6. Scott Darling
  7. Michael Lee
  8. Mark Visentin

Jason LaBarbera

Posted: January 20, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Phoenix Coyotes

The Good:  Jason has tremendous size for the goaltending position, so he fills up most of the net. He is capable of making spectacular saves from time to time, and is also a great team-first guy. Labarbera has had a ton of success in the AHL, so he can either be used as an NHL backup or AHL starter. The journeyman backup boasts impressive size as his greatest strength. He was OK in 17 games last season, going 7-6-3 with a .909 save percentage and 3.26 GAA. It’s hard to imagine “The Barber” being a starter for the Coyotes, but he could be a reasonably decent backup for two more seasons. If Mike Smith goes down with an injury, Labarbera can provide short-term success as the Coyotes starter.

The Bad:  Consistency has always eluded him at the National Hockey League level. He has questionable lateral mobility, which hurts his overall effectiveness. His minor level success has yet to transfer to the NHL.

Awards

Records

Season Team Lge GP A PIM Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct GP A PIM
1996-97 Tri-City Americans WHL 2 0 0 64 4 0 0 3.77 1 0 0 24 0.857
1996-97 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 9 0 0 443 18 0 0 2.44 5 1 0 175 0.907
1997-98 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 23 2 9 1305 72 0 1 3.31 18 4 0 588 0.891
1998-99 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 51 5 14 2994 170 3 4 3.41 18 20 3 1602 0.904 4 0 0
1999-00 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 34 0 6 2005 123 0 1 3.68 8 24 2 1148 0.903
1999-00 Spokane Chiefs WHL 21 1 0 1146 50 0 0 2.62 12 6 2 450 0.900 9 0 0
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 10 0 0 0 0.00 2 1.000
2000-01 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 35 2 2 2100 112 1 1 3.20 18 10 7 1133 0.910 2 0 0
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 4 0 0 156 12 0 0 4.61 1 1 0 81 0.871
2001-02 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 13 0 0 744 29 1 0 2.34 9 3 1 353 0.924 4 0 0
2001-02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 20 0 0 1058 55 3 0 3.12 7 11 1 573 0.912
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 46 2 6 2452 105 5 2 2.57 18 17 6 1134 0.915 2 0 0
2003-04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 59 1 4 3393 90 0 13 1.59 34 9 9 1324 0.936 16 0 0
2003-04 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 2 198 16 0 0 4.85 1 2 0 75 0.824
2004-05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 53 0 6 2937 90 0 6 1.84 31 16 2 1284 0.934 4 0 2
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 29 1 0 1433 69 5 1 2.89 11 9 2 619 0.900
2005-06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 3 0 0 185 10 0 0 3.25 1 1 1 98 0.907
2006-07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 62 2 4 3619 133 5 7 2.20 39 20 1 1862 0.933 13 1 2
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 45 0 2 2421 121 3 1 3.00 17 23 2 1220 0.910
2008-09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 0 2 995 47 1 2 2.83 5 8 4 392 0.893
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 0 0 451 20 0 0 2.66 3 2 2 215 0.915
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 17 0 0 928 33 1 0 2.13 8 5 1 426 0.928
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 17 0 2 883 48 0 2 3.26 7 6 3 481 0.909
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 0 2 745 35 1 0 2.82 3 7 1 340 0.907

 

GPI W L OTL Min SO GA SHA GAA SV%
2011-12 PITTSBURGH
ON PACE 69 41 21 3 4104 3 150 1773 2.20 .915

 

Drafted by NY Rangers in 1998 (3/66).

Mike Smith

Posted: January 19, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Phoenix Coyotes

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The Good: Smith has a huge frame, which helps him cover up most of the net. The good news for Phoenix fans is that he doesn’t usually hurt himself, or his team, by letting in soft goals.  He handles the puck very well and helps his defense clear the zone quickly (puck handling is his best attribute). Smith never was able to prove himself in Dallas or Tampa, so signing with Phoenix was a great desicison. He now has a chance to show he can be a number one goalie in the National Hockey League, and so far he has proven himself well with a weak team. With Sean Burke as a goalie coach, he has a great mentor to help improve his game.  He gained an infinite amount of wisdom last season in Tampa Bay and received excellent guidance from goaltending coach Frantz Jean. Smith proved last playoffs that he was capable of being a starter for stretches. (more…)