#49: Rangers @ Flyers - January 21, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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01-23-2010, 05:52 PM
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Meh. For every game you could point out where his athletic style didn't work out for him, someone else could point out a game where that athletic style saved his ass (like today). Every games different and you can't really generalize Emery by saving that "you don't think that style can hold up". Any goalie can be made to look elite by an elite team in front of him. The Red Wings, the Bruins from last year, and the Pens from last year all have made good goalies look elite.
Yeah, but in the playoffs, that can get dicey.
Just as a hypothetical, I'd rather have the guy who puts up the .920 every night in the playoffs instead of the guy who puts up a .900 one night and a .940 the next night.
Obviously that's a basic example, but there's a lot of risk in Emery's game and in a 7 game series, if your goalie blows a couple games, that can be the difference between advancing and playing golf.
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