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07-31-2012, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
The appeal of Niemi to some is that he's not Nabokov, nothing more. Some people just didn't like Nabokov for whatever reason...some legitimate and some not. But Nabokov gave the Sharks a chance to win every time he stepped on the ice in the playoffs whether people want to admit it or not.

And the criticisms laid against Nabokov ought to be laid against Niemi if the standard was one and the same. However, most people don't stick to one standard when it comes to this conversation. Niemi has done no better here than Nabokov has. That's really the bottom line.
Shockingly I agree with all this...

We will truly see what we have this year in Niemi because this is now his 3rd real season in the league and he now has a D in front of him that is about as close to the Chicago cup winning D as we're likely to get while he's here.

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