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06-21-2010, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
You think Nitty was better in Finland than he was in Philly? Biron's two years here were the best consecutive years of his career.

There are MASSIVE holes in the argument you're trying to make... which is the problem with the Lemelin angst.
I'd say Niitty was better in 2006 and went the wrong way from there.

Biron had a few good years in Buffalo too, he was supplanted by someone they knew as going to be better. Biron also isn't no longer here because of his abilities, it's because his agent was a moron.

The argument is that they get worse as time goes on, not that they were terrible to begin with. Biron and Niittymaki were both better their first full-season than their second. Reese is also a full-time coach whereas Lemelin was not. I'm not saying Reese is the next-coming either, but he's noticeably better than what we had. For a team who could never find a goalie, I don't know how this team saw it fit to keep the same goalie coach for 16 years.

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