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12-07-2009, 12:05 PM
Bort Sampson
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Originally Posted by JXC View Post
There is no such thing as a bigger problem than goaltending.

They have gone hand-in-hand, that is for sure.
If you're actually insinuating that Emery is the reason this team has played poorly recently, then I really don't feel like debating that topic.

I conceded Emery has been bad recently. But if you can't see how awful the defense has been in front of him, and how awful the offense has been in front of that defense, you're blind or ignorant.

You're right, when you've got bad goaltending, it should be addressed. But what's the point with the Flyers? Both their defense and offense have been awful. Without a decent defense and offense, how are you supposed to win a game? Do you want Emery to make that first breakout pass our defenseman haven't been able to do? Do you want him to control the puck in the offensive zone corners and win foot races to start the forecheck?. How many passes were intercepted at the Flyers own blue line against the Caps? How many odd-man rushes did the Flyers give up to he Sharks? How many Power Play goals did the Caps score on the Flyers?

Emery does not play in a vacuum.

This team's offensive and defensive woes trump any problems in net. Want evidence? Most Flyers fans agree Boucher has played better than Emery recently (definitely true), and yet how did Boucher do recently? His record is 2-4, and both of his wins came in games where he had to play outstandingly just to keep the Flyers in it (one of those games was against the Islanders). Isn't that a little telling of the support from the team in front of him.

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