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11-10-2003, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by oilers_guy_eddie
Er, weren't most of us asking why "The Juice" wasn't getting more starts, when his stats were a fair bit better than Salo's?

Last year was a little frustrating on the goaltending front- seemed to me that it was catch-22... If Salo was playing well, they kept playing him- why mess with success? If Salo was struggling, they kept playing him- gotta give him a chance to play through his slump.

Seems to me that this is about the part of last season that Jiri Dopita finally ran out of patience with Lowe and/or MacTavish. I believe it was when the Oilers got lit by the Bruins during the annual November road trip that Dopie became a healthy scratch. I can't help thinking that this "groin injury" that sent Salo home was awfully convenient.
A fair bit better?

.20 GAA better
.06 sv% better

hardly numbers to write home about.

Everyone seems to forget that Jussi's numbers dropped a lot more (proportionately) than Salo's did.

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