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featherhawk 01-08-2007 07:10 AM

Holmqvist vs. Denis
 
Halfway through the season and I still can't figure out what's going on with the tenders.

We all know that Denis was to be the starter but he has proved incapable of that role.

Holmer has better stats and the team seems to play better with him in the nets.

Can anyone shed some light on what is going on??

Does Torts simplly start who has played well until they don't and then make a switch????

Or is there a platooning situation that I am not catching onto?

X0X0A0 01-08-2007 08:29 AM

Tortorella starts whoever won the last game. Personally I wish we would pick a goalie and stick with him, thats the only way they will build confidence.

TBLFanatic 01-09-2007 05:36 AM

Alot of you guys rag our goalies to much. Denis is a good starting goalie as hes shown in the past years. Alot of it has to do with the rest of the team.
Some of you think Khabibulin was the answer.
Would you say he was a bad goalie? Last season he had a .886% 3.35 GAA and he won only 17 games. But this year, hes doing well.
Things happen and turn around. Wonder if Chicago fans last year had the same disloyalty as the fans on this board do now with the none stop ragging.

Give'em a chance, few moves will be made, things will turn around.

No-Twitch Tabitha 01-09-2007 02:08 PM

Amen. The way Torts plays the goalies gives them no chance to get a rhythm going nor does it inspire confidence...which explains why both of their play seems so disjointed (to me, anyway). For Christ sake, they can't get better if they don't PLAY.

Denis had not only proved in 5 years on the CBJ that he can be a starting goalie, he'd also proven he can take over the lion's share of the duties if need be, though he's stated that he's not looking to start anywhere near over 70 games this season.

Denis gets the heat because he was expected to come in and save the team. We can thank the TBL/TBO/SPT hype machine for that.

OptimismRestrainer 01-09-2007 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TBLFanatic (Post 7604429)
Alot of you guys rag our goalies to much. Denis is a good starting goalie as hes shown in the past years. Alot of it has to do with the rest of the team.
Some of you think Khabibulin was the answer.
Would you say he was a bad goalie? Last season he had a .886% 3.35 GAA and he won only 17 games. But this year, hes doing well.
Things happen and turn around. Wonder if Chicago fans last year had the same disloyalty as the fans on this board do now with the none stop ragging.

Give'em a chance, few moves will be made, things will turn around.

I honestly love both of them and I think I can say I was the biggest pro-Denis guy when Feaster made the deal. That being said I also think that Torts hurt goalies confidences by sitting them if they lose. BUT, too many times this year have seen the Lightning making bad decisions in their own end that leads to scoring chances and at times both goaltenders have choked. Not slamming them there, just stating facts. Our problems in net have been the inability to make key saves at key times during games. That is the goalies fault regardless his playing time. If a goalie lets in a softie, then I'm all for hammering him because it shouldn't happen. We can blame the D, blame the coach, blame the ice, blame the janitor but when it comes down to it these guys are in the NHL and should be able to keep their team in games at rough points during games. That's just how I feel.

Hawkeye 01-10-2007 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by No-Twitch Tabitha (Post 7607331)
The way Torts plays the goalies gives them no chance to get a rhythm going nor does it inspire confidence....

Not sure why since he started saying that if you win, you stay in.

featherhawk 01-10-2007 06:16 AM

so do you think holmer plays the next game??? The team sure seems to play better with him in the pipes

OptimismRestrainer 01-10-2007 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbbearcats (Post 7617247)
so do you think holmer plays the next game??? The team sure seems to play better with him in the pipes

Yes and I agree.

jumptheshark 01-21-2007 12:54 AM

I am not a Denis fan was for awhile,, but no more

No-Twitch Tabitha 01-22-2007 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by graveyardshift (Post 7743342)
I am not a Denis fan was for awhile,, but no more

Why?


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