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04-26-2009, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
The problem with the question, as asked, is that it is far too early to have a definitive answer. Perhaps in five or so years, we'll know for sure, by looking back. There is no question that his play, especially in the second half of this year was, regardless of what the fanboi's say, was subpar(in therms of a-list goalies). Perhaps, at some point in the future, he will actually reach the potential we believe he has...or perhaps he never will....only time will answer that question...
While I certainly don't disagree with your point, it is still time to rectify the situation. It's not too late to get him a more suitable goalie coach who will work in bringing him back to his natural style, the hybrid. It's not too late to move him with a solid veteran to teach him the off-ice ways to be a professional hockey player, and it's certainly not too late to get him a veteran back up to teach him the shooters and the preparation for a game at this level.

If we don't do that, we will look back and still question if it was a mistake to pick him.

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