Enough already! The Detroit goaltending "model" is a myth.
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11-07-2011, 02:22 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The problem I see is that goalie performance year to year is so fickle that locking up a really good goalie doesn't mean that you'll get solid, clutch goaltending when you need it.
True - but can't that be said about any position in hockey...or in other sports?
We all see countless examples of athletes that don't live up to or perform (at least, in the public's eyes) to their salary and contract term when the team really needs / expects them to. In the end, the athlete still has to perform. Just because a team commits big money and term doesn't guarantee anything - nor does it prevent anything. Sometimes those circumstances motivate, other times it leads to complacency, other times it doesn't change a thing in how the athlete performs from year to year....
I know it sounds obtuse but such is the reality IMO....
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