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Flyers notes: Holmgren dubs Bruins the better team (& the Value of Goaltending?)
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05-07-2011, 01:35 AM
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The way the team played, no goalie could have stole that series. We looked slow at times. We looked disinterested. They beat us to almost every puck. We couldn't win a faceoff. A different guy between the pipes doesn't change that.
You're obviously pissed about being swept. We all are. But if you take some time to consider his comments instead of reacting emotionally, you'll see that he's right.
No I'm responding to his comments logically. There is no logical explanation for completely denying the goaltending had no bearing on this series and heaping all the blame on the D. There is nothing emotional about that..it's a logical deduction given that the goalie didn't hold their end of the bargain by being the last line of D for a game or two at the least.
Nobody is saying the goalie had to steal the
but a legit goalie can steal a game or two and that makes the world of difference in a series..the team would have more incentive to respond and have a better chance of overcoming the slow starts etc. Again in the playoffs momentum changes from game to game ..period to period etc. The goaltending provided no momentum on it's own practically...you need exceptional goaltending to reach that end goal no matter what..we don't have it and Holmgren needs to take responsibility not deflect it. There is no denying he feels the need to engage in self-defense given what just transpired....although Snider would never think of canning him ....Holmgren is def engaging in self-preservation. There is no other reason for his remarks...
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