Here are some statistics comparing Marty Turco and Antti Niemi. The Hawks signed Turco to a one-year deal Monday, while deciding to walk away from Niemi and his arbitration award of $2.75 million.
2009-10 even-strength save percentage, (minimum 650 shots against. Niemi faced 746 total shots):
· Turco - .926 (tied for 10th)
· Niemi - .914 (19th)
2009-10 in game save percentage
· Niemi posted a plus-.900 save percentage in 20-of-37 games or 54 percent
· Turco posted a plus-.900 save percentage in 34-of-53 games or 64 percent
Goals allowed and record
· Niemi allowed three-or-fewer goals 39 times and Chicago was 29-10 in the those games.
· Turco allowed three-or-fewer goals 38 times and Dallas was 21-17 in those games.
· Niemi allowed four-or-more goals 8 times and Chicago was 5-3 in those games.
· Turco allowed four-or-more goals 15 times and Dallas was 1-14 in those games.