How about Jose Theodore!!!!
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03-14-2012, 04:36 PM
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I'll play devil's advocate here and say that Theodore is getting no more support than Vokoun did in his time here.
And, in terms of defensive systems, I'm not sure if this one is better than the one we had under DeBoer. I could be wrong, but it seems like we've allowed more odd-man rushes this year. Tallon, Dineen and company want a high-scoring team so there are a lot of chances taken leaving Theodore (and Clemmer) out to dry, at times. The problem is we're not scoring any more than we did before.
I seriously don't know where we'd be without the goaltending.
Maybe the team just needed a change in mentality too. For whatever reason, the team has been A LOT BETTER at getting points in close games this year. Sometimes it's not just about making saves, but also the timing of the saves.
It's a tough team to figure out but my point is that we might be a lottery team with Vokoun, indeed. In terms of goals scored per game/goals allowed per game as a team, our rates are very similar to last year's. We actually scored more goals per game the year before last when we also ended up tanking.
I certainly have seen a lot less "third period melt down" this year than last year. I wouldn't blame it solely on Vokoun though, our defensive corps is better imo.
But Theo has certainly shown to be more clutch than Vokoun, but to say lottery, no. But no playoff either.
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