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01-14-2012, 01:48 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by
Kush I've said this many times - I'm an Ottawa fan first (we all should be), and a Bingo fan second simply for the fact that they're the farm team of Ottawa. If the Baby Sens played in Manchester then I'd be streaming Manchester games.
I don't dislike Lehner, I just don't like how people want to hand him the starting role simply because he was a high draft pick. He stepped into the playoffs and helped the team to win the Calder, fantastic and much appreciated! Regular season he as 10-8...you certainly wouldn't accept those numbers from Anderson so it's clear it was a break-in season for him. Ok, fine - let's move on.
This season he's 6-12 and he got himself suspended over a stupid incident so McKenna has stepped into the spotlight, albeit inconsistently and last night was a good example.
You all have no right to argue with my VALID criticisms of Lehner instead of just blindly accepting he's going to be future NHL star goalie without earning a dime. I want him to succeed just like anyone else, but right now he's not giving me a reason to cheer for him other than the fact he's wearing the red, white, black and gold (and I do support all Sens regardless). I recall the first Pitt game Ottawa played last season and Lehner was brought in after whatever goalie was chased from the crease, and I read all these bs comments that people were making up just because it was Lehner: "Has anyone noticed how confident the Sens played since Lehner was in the net? It's like they had a completely different [winning] attitude with him behind them." I don't recall the exact wording but it was along those lines.
You all want to give him the starting job just because he's a high draft pick. I want to see results before he gets anything and he's sucked this season so yes I feel its a bad omen when he's called into a game late. McKenna is on a two way deal - he'll get a call up before Lehner does at this point.
I swear I should keep this post in ctrl + v because most of you always think I'm a Lehner basher - he just hasn't earned anything and it's revolting how you all are blindly giving him the silver platter.
Great post Mdot...I found it hilarious that some of the "experts" here felt that Lehner needed to replace Anderson earlier this year when he was struggling behind a team learning a new system. Like Lehner deserved to be starting despite doing nothing of note this year in Bingo. I hate statements like: "the team plays better behind goalie x" because that's more of an indication of the team not the goalie.
Lehner needs to EARN IT. End of story. Anderson was signed for 4 years to give Lehner the time to become a better goalie. Not to be thrown into spot duty as a back-up in the NHL but to evolve into a legitimate starting goalie. His development thus far hasn't indicated that YET so he still has a ways to go.
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