Does Niemi hate Philly
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09-01-2010, 06:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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Huet gives up too many soft goals, but when it comes to Niemi he can stop the first shot very well, but his rebound control, inability to stop the second and third chances, and reliance on athleticism alone will only work with excellent defensive teams.
With that said Niemi would've been a decent fit here, but he is indeed overrated.
Who knows... he's only played one year, and played rather well on the balance. Sure, he struggled a bit against us in the SCF... but he'd gotten to the SCF, and while there he stole a game (Game 2) and wasn't really pushed by the goalie across from him in any event.
I don't think he's going to be a Vezina candidate anytime soon, but he certainly earned the right to claim a role as a NHL starter last year.
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