Rank the top five goalies in modern franchise history
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03-13-2011, 07:06 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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Lalime was pulled off the Anaheim scrap heap. He was ok, he was even good at times, but he was horrible when we needed him the most.
It wasn't just the Nieuwendyk goal (there were actually 2 equally brutal goals by Nieuwendyk in the same period)
It was the Sundin OT goal, the McCauley goals, the Roberts OT goal. The whole team had problems finishing, that is not being disputed, and Jacques might have tried a different game plan once or twice, that might have helped too.
You can't blame everything on Lalime, but you sure can put a lot on him.
He was not a good goalie. He fell apart under pressure every time. Too bad the team had no money back then. Or the ability to draft as strong in net as we did everywhere else.
Might have a meaningful banner hanging from the rafters if that were the case.
His playoff numbers are out of this world. The best EVER of any goalie with more than 40 playoff games (or somewhere around 40 games).
He got 3 ****ing shutouts in a row in the playoffs. 1 bad season and TERRIBLE series doesnt change that.
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