Death to the Undertaker....The all purpose Fire McPhee thread
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05-14-2012, 06:27 PM
Jesus Christ Marie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York
Jesus on the Vokoun stuff...first of all, the signing
can't be deemed a failure, because Vokoun got hurt and missed the most important part of the season. The undeniable fact is that he was the best goalie on the team during the majority of the season (that is, when he played and Holtby was in Hershey). Vokoun historically has great playoff numbers -- yes, in a very limited sampling -- and I really don't think he wouldn't have matched Holtby's performance in the playoffs. He had some rough games in terms of giving up soft goals and stuff, and that could have reared its head in the playoffs too (as it did several times for Holtby, including when he totally lost game 1 against the Rangers for the entire team), but I look at the way the team played around Holtby and see an environment in which Vokoun would likely have done at least as well.
It's irrelevant, though. The experiment was incomplete and therefore inconclusive. The facts are that it was a great value, and that he was the best goalie on the team while he was playing. People can disagree on how it would have worked out, but the signing absolutely can't be used to criticize McPhee. Any GM or potential GM or sane human being in the world would have taken that deal under those circumstances. That's that.
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