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12-30-2010, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by msv957 View Post
Are you mentioning that Niemi and Leighton are as good or better than Hank?
No, just noting that a properly assembled team can succeed with mediocre goaltending. I question how much of a goaltending advantage there is any more when you see Montreal unable to even commit to a #1 goaltender because of their Jeckyl and Hyde consistency, but still make it the ECF's.

If anything, today's goaltending advantage is having 2 capable guys and riding the one that's hot instead of relying on, and ultimately burning out, your go to guy. It will be interesting if a team like Tampa can parlay that into post-season success despite having the worst team goaltending numbers in the league.

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