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07-18-2012, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
I think the main thing for me is I don't feel like Niemi 'fits in' for some reason. Nabby was a fan favorite, most beloved goalie in Sharks history (maybe debateable with Irbe) and was treated as such. We chanted his name almost every home game, we don't do that for Niemi.

Niemi is a decent goalie, and seems like a nice enough guy, but he's by no means ever going to be a fan favorite.
Have you ever watched Nemo up close? Dude keeps creepily muttering to himself in finnish and is overall an ice cold emotionless robot on the ice.

Kind of hard for fans to get pumped with that.

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