Puck Dummy...

Wyshynski got into it on twitter dot com today (with people dumb enough to follow him) about Matt Murray's "case" for being named the Conn Smythe winner if the Penguins win. [UPDATED to reflect post Game 5 stats]

To be fair to Wyshynski (I just threw up in my mouth a little), he's not making this the hill he wants to die on, but he does say that Murray has the "best" case.  He poo-poos (legal term of art) the fact that the Pens have routinely dominated their opponents in this Cup playoffs.

This is a list of the last 10 Stanley Cup champions, their total shots +/-, and their all-situations shots-for% for that playoff year.  [Updated through Game 5]

That 2008 Red Wings team was unreal, but the 2016 Penguins are sitting comfortably in in 2nd place.  Wyshynski can call out any intangible he wants, but Murray has been basically an average-to-good goaltender - and that's all he's needed to be.  Cool, he gets "points" for being a rookie and not, I dont know, pooping his pants every game?  But this is a dominant Pittsburgh and smart award voters should recognize that.  

By the way, as of the time I write this, the Pens are out-shooting the Sharks 26-13 in Game 5.

UPDATE:  Wyshynski is sad that I "cherry picked" his tweets.  

I'm admittedly an idiot, but I don't see how this helps the overall argument that Murray has been the MVP of the entire playoffs.  He was good against the Caps, and maybe that was the key factor in them advancing. But

Again, Murray has been good. He may have been CAPITAL LETTERS GREAT against the Caps.  But he hasn't been the MVP by any "case".  Unless, of course, you place a lot of weight on goalies who win above all else.


Again I'm right in my analysis.