Your Say: Robin Lehner
We've given out our grades. Now it's your turn!
We've finished our player grades for the 2014 season, but that was just 11 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
Robin Lehner recap:
Lehner's first full season in the NHL was a mixed bag. Strong through the first half of the season when Craig Anderson was struggling, his elite play in the in the fall had some calling for MacLean to name him the starter. Unfortunately, Lehner faltered in 2014. Things went from bad to worse after the Olympic break for the sophomore. When Anderson went down with an injury, Robin Lehner was handed the starter's job and the results weren't pretty. Four times during that span he gave up five or more goals. Ottawa's playoff chances ended with Lehner in net and while he was poor during that period, the team in front of him also was also quite bad.
On a more positive note, Lehner rebounded from a tough March and finished the season with four consecutive wins and seven straight games with a save percentage of 92.1 or higher. C+ and B- are essentially the same, but less is expected of a second-year back-up goalie than a veteran starter.
Highest grade: B
Lowest grade: D
What grade would you give Robin Lehner this season?