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Bergevin named new General Manager V2.0
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05-03-2012, 09:53 AM
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Going far in the playoffs due to goaltending is not a "fluke" it's been a huge factor in the NHL for about 25-30 years. We won cups with Roy. New Jersey won with Brodeur, Boston with Thomas.
Obviously you need more than just goaltending, but there are solid pieces in place elswhere(Markov Subban Gorges Emelin Cole Pacioretty DD Plekanec Eller) and a few more need to be added.
Phillie has never been able to overcome poor goaltending, that's why their last cup win was almost 40 years ago.
It drives me nuts when people dismiss successful components of sports teams. People need to realize that we have a much better core than Nashville and it is their template that I suspect Bergevin is following. The difference is that we can afford to pay and keep top offensive players as we are not a budget team.
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