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02-20-2005, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by arnie
Dany Sabourin GAA 1.50 SV% 0.945
Marc-Andre Fleury GAA 2.49 SV% 0.903

The Fleury apologists no longer have any excuses. It ain't the WBS defense that's the problem.
I thought I told you to stay out of the big boy boards! Everyone viewing this thread is now dumber because of YOU.

Go look at NJ's backup goalie's stats. GO LOOK. See the correlation?

I don't think anyone every claimed WBS's defense was weak. I think WBS's defense is actually pretty strong when on their game. The problem was that a high percentage of the shots they give up are legitimate scoring opportunities. The team was also prone to defensive breakdowns. WBS as a team has been on a tear recently, playing extremely good hockey. I'm not trying to take anything away from Sabourin. I've seen him in Wheeling, he's a great goalie. But I've also seen Fleury, and to imply that Sabourin is the Pens goalie of the future is beyond moronic. Sabourin, along with Caron, Chiodo, Duba, etc., are all vying for that backup spot. The starter spot is Fleury's to lose, and he's on no pace to lose it any time soon.

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