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08-03-2011, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NumberFive View Post

Not sure I agree with that statement about Crawford. He was pretty solid the year before last, then last year he became money in the bank. True, he had a couple of shaky outings, but what goalie doesn't? Even Brodeur was known to have a disasterous outing once in a while (before you jump on me, I'm not talking about last year here, that whole season was a disaster for him, but that wasn't his fault).

Wait, what? The season before last? When he played all of one game?

He played 8 games over a span of 5 years before this year. That tells us nothing.

The test for goaltenders has always been and will always be whether than can adjust to shooters that actually scout him and get to know his tendencies. The hockey world is littered with goalies who have wowed in the first year or 2 of their established careers and have petered out once shooters get familiar with them.

I respectfully, but completely, disagree.

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