Thread: Trade Henrik?
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02-08-2010, 04:13 PM
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Fletch
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I'm not really sure there is parity among the goalies in this league. Offense is needed, but it seemed as though PITT started to really win once Fleury began to come into his own, especially in the Finals. Scipio makes a great point regarding the goaltending of Washington. Philly seemed to always have decent teams but lacked the goaltending. The Devils lost in round 1 last season due to goaltending (if you score 3 goals in the playoffs and don't win, that's a lack of defense). So while offense is great, if you have a top-notch goaltender, it helps a lot. I think we forget how often Henke is hung out to dry and how often he's had to bail-out the defensive gaffes and turnovers from these teams over the years. He may not always face the most shots, but when he is being shot upon, it's often a quality shot.

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