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02-02-2010, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Lomark View Post
Cam Ward was spectacular. I do think Tampa won more because of the team in front of Bulin tho. And is it just a coincidence that those goalies never got back to that playoff standard? (again Ward might be a bad example) An elite goalie is ofc a plus but in no ways necessary to win a cup. Good teams make their goalies look good.
Khabibulin left directly following the Stanley Cup season and went to a pretty crummy Blackhawks team were he couldn't stay healthy so I don't think its fair to point at him and say well he never replicated his performance. Though I do agree the team in front makes the goalie look better than he is many times, take Giggy with the Ducks and the Red Wings with Osgood for recent examples.

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