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02-28-2012, 03:57 PM
Grave Before Shave
Join Date: Sep 2009
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The team was so much better than Montreal that anybody could have been in net. Leighton flat out wasn't challenged, except in one game...and he lost. Most of the shots he faced were easy perimeter shots. That series was an awesome mismatch.
I disagree. So many teams get manhandled in the playoffs and in the regular season and aren't shutout. I mean think of all the goalies out there that have let up goals in games where the other team is absolutely dominated. Three shutouts in five games (regular season or playoffs) is one hell of a feat regardless of the quality of shots, etc. If it wasn't we would see it a lot more.
And, sorry, but the team played good enough in the SCF. All they needed was some saves from their goalie and they didn't get them. Asking the team to do more is absurd, they did everything they could and were let down by their goaltending.
So asking the team's three best players to do only slightly more is absurd, but asking their worst player to do slightly more is not. An interesting stat...Jeff Carter had the best +/- of the three and he was -6. That is unacceptable from your three best players, regardless of how poor your defense and goalie are. Gagne was -8. Richards was -7. They combined for 4 goals. Expecting them to do more is a travesty.
Careful, or you'll be sleeping on the couch tonight.
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