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07-31-2010, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by RE-HABS View Post
I think maybe last years final, and probably some of the Detroit teams would fit this. Detroit was a team that all they had to do was get enough goals to win, it didn't matter if it was Osgood, Hasek or Vernon in net.

The year previous the Pens won not only because of Crosby and Malkin, but because of Fleury. Years previous in Broduer, Ward, Giggy, Bulin and Roy are obvious reason on why you need goaltending to win.
Goaltenders like those you mentioned are exceptional, and yes they did lead their teams to Stanley Cups.

But the Red Wings and the 2010 Flyers and Hawks have proven that it's NOT necessary to have a franchise goaltender - as long as you have depth and size
If it's not the case, then you are gonna need a franchise goalie

My point is that GM's are gonna use the 2010 Cup Finals as an argument in order to obtain an excellent goalie without giving up too much

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