The Goalie Situation!! TRADE???
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02-06-2010, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by
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It's not. Biron was a major reason we stayed a float, while everyone else besides Briere and Giroux hit the deck. None of that was by fault of Biron. They were far and away the best Flyers, and who scored goals in the last game of the season has nothing to do with it.
The complete disintegration of the team last year was the ultimate condemnation of the coaching staff.
The only reason the Flyers stayed afloat down the stretch was because they were able to beat the Islanders, Toronto (giving up 5 goals), and the Panthers. None of those are playoff teams. They lost to the only playoff team they played, which was a struggling Rangers team.
Biron also handed(literally) the Penguins a victory last year. Even 1 point from that game would have given the Flyers home-ice advantage.
And that is the definition of hypocrisy. One poster looked at Emery in a positive light amidst partial failure, whereas Jester criticized that poster and looked at Biron in a positive light amidst partial failure.
Also, you're right, it doesn't matter who scored those goals against the Flyers, it's how they were scored:
Goal 2 for the Rangers- Biron is given the shooter on a 2-1 on 1 (defenseman tied up the open forward), ends up on his behind and gives up an empty net
Goal 3 for the Rangers- Biron somehow gives up a high shot under the crossbar while standing up
Goal 4 for the rangers- Biron stops Betts on the first chance(because Betts fanned on it), then hands him the rebound
Biron made his career in Philly on a playoff series in which the Habs shot at Biron's glove when given open nets and Price couldn't stop...anything. If anyone gets credit for that series it should go to the Canadiens themselves.
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