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02-16-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Zip15 View Post
Why didn't they do this before? Because Jhonas has actually been pretty poor for the Pirates this season. He's taken a step back. His SV% has hovered around .907-.910 over the last two months. He's been outplayed by his backup (Leggio). This has been the worst of his three AHL seasons. They were expecting he'd be one of the top goaltenders in the AHL. Instead, he's been eminently average.

Put simply, he hadn't earned the opportunity and, given his poor play, the Sabres probably didn't want to bring him up while he was off his game.
So because you choose to have your real backup in Portland, and because he isn't doing the best you decide to not call him up at all and run your starter into the ground?

Makes sense.

If they really thought that Enroth wasn't deserving of a start then they should have waived Lalime and looked for a suitable backup. I will take it to my grave that the way Lindy and Darcy communicate over backup goaltenders is a top 3 problem with this team. Year in and year out they think they get a capable backup, Lindy doesn't use him and then his numbers look like a sack of trash.

Running your starter into the ground because you don't trust your #1 backup and your #1 prospect isn't lighting it up should NEVER be an option. 31 straight starts is asinine.

We all should send thank you notes to Vogl for finally getting Miller a game off. Without a loss there and an argument in the locker room, Ryan probably would have started last night and tonight too.

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