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11-12-2009, 10:59 AM
Always the Thrashers
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Pavelec could be great someday, his reflexes and athleticism are off the charts, but he is waaaay too inconsistent right now to trust night in and night out... if Kari comes back and is his old self he'll take his job back within a month.
A perfect world has them competing directly- Kari gets the much-needed career motivation he needs to stay focused, Pavs gets valuable experience in the big league.
Maybe my memory is just completely shot, but I honestly have never thought of Kari Lehtonen being consistent, at all. Seems like he'd stop 15 good, quality chances, then have a brain fart and let in two really stoppable goals. Dunno, he just never came across as the kind of guy that you could trust in big-game situations, or really even from game to game.
What I'm saying is that Kari's "old self" I didn't think was anything spectacular.
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