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10-07-2004, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by True Blue
Tell that to Florida with Luongo, Calgary with Kiprusoff, Montreal with Theodore, just off the top of my head. Calgary would not be in the playoffs w/o their goalie. Ditto for the Habs. Luongo is the lone player that kept Florida competitive.
On the other side of the coin, tell the Flyers or Senators how the goalie is not one of the most important positions on the team.
Even though I think that a top goalie is still the most vital element of a top team, I understand Graveytrain's point (took me a while ). The league being as it is, any decent goalie can play at a high level because of the size of equipment, etc. Goalies like Brodeur and Luongo still make a difference, though, and are worth searching for. The difference between them and the others would be amplified, though, if the league would change the rules to make goalie equipment smaller.

The league really needs to remember that the pads are there to protect the goalie, not to allow Garth Snow to get in the way of the puck.

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