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10-14-2010, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by DrHamburg View Post
I feel the same way as you on the goalie situation. But if you told me again, that Leighton would play like last year until the finals and we were a Jeff Carter puck lifting goal on a wide open net away from a game 7 in the finals I would take it. Sometimes you have to give credit where credit is due, the Blackhawks had a stacked team last season and was part of the reason Leighton and every other goalie in the playoffs against them didn't play well.
Not entirely true. Leighton easily had the worst time of it.

Rinne posted a 2.68 .911
Luongo posted a 3.52 .897
Nabokov posted a 2.90 .905
Leighton posted a 3.96 .876

I mean, that isn't even close to the others. Luongo had a rough series, but was still .021 (which is a lot) ahead of Leighton in SVPCT. Rinne and Nabokov were both respectable.

Blackhawks had the better team, but Niemi was trying to give us that series and Leighton couldn't hold the fort enough to take advantage of that.

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