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04-15-2012, 08:43 PM
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I think he's definitely overrated(by Pens fans) and certainly not "elite" like so many like to claim. But he's proven in the past to be reliable enough to get us to a cup. That's all that matters for me. This series has just been a perfect storm of everyone playing their worst at the exact same time.
I think too many people care about the term 'elite'. Personally, I haven't called him elite. I think that term, if to be used, is reserved for teh very top echelon of goalies. That being Rinne, Lundqvist, Thomas, and now Quick.
His confidence is shot. That's always been the knock against him, consistency, and for the past year and a half, it looked like he battled it mostly. But then the Islanders broke him, and Byslma decided it'd be best to rest him down the stretch instead of let him play himself out of it. I'm still pissed off at that (and you can go back to the GDT's, I was pissed at the time too).
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