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04-05-2006, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by nomorekids
But the thing is...one egg is a little more acceptable than the other. Goaltenders will have an off night now and then...and of course the team has to pick up the slack in that situation, but the most important trait of a goaltender is the ability to elevate his play when he sees the team isn't with it that night. I think, in general, that's the case with Vokoun.

I wonder if the root of our road woes is Trotz's inability to forecast the matchups he desires when he doesn't get the last change. Matchups are one of those overlooked importancies of hockey, and we've traditionally been a weaker team on the road throughout our history. It's tough on any coach, but some struggle with it even more. Of course the crowd factor, comfort of your own barn, yadda yadda...all mean something as well, but that last change is HUGE.
I think this is a major part of the problem. Trotz can hide our weaknesses at home but not on the road

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