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07-30-2012, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharkzfan View Post
So true. Niemi is so much better than fans give him credit for. Our defense was a joke all year. One of the main reasons why getting Larry Robinson is so exciting for the coming season.

Nabby is missed, but only for nostalgic reasons. Neimi is our guy.
Our defense was a top ten defense even with a really poor PK. It's not just defense that is an issue with that aspect. It's the coaching AND it's the goaltending as well. I didn't mind making the switch in net due to salary but I know that Niemi is just as prone to giving up a softy as Nabby was. Niemi is no better as an individual goalie and, in reality, he'd be damn near unanimously worse if he didn't ride the back of a very talented Chicago squad to a Stanley Cup. That Cup is the only reason why anyone gives him the least bit of slack at this point.

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