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09-24-2012, 10:38 AM
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Looking at winning records over save percentage. Blaming offensive style of the coach. Brian Burke seems to be blindly confident in sub-par goal tending wherever he goes. Because the way Reimer is defended around here is starting to sound a hell of a lot like Dan Cloutier.
I think it's a little early to start making Reimer to Cloutier comparisons. Give the guy a chance, he came on halfway through the season before last as an injury call-up basically and played great and almost got the Leafs to the playoffs. Started out last season where he left off, got hurt, and had a tough time after that. I think he deserves atleast one more full season where he can start out fresh and healthy and then we'll know which is the true Reimer.
Also in similar amounts of playing time in the AHL Reimer has put up very similar numbers (SV%-wise) to Markstrom and Bernier, yet Reimer is thought to be some turd goalie being propped up by Leaf fans on these boards, and Markstrom and Bernier are the second comings of Brodeur and Roy. I'm not saying all three are identical or anything, but the double standards on here are ridiculous.
That all being said, if Theodore came virtually free (like as a UFA after the lockout) then I wouldn't mind seeing him split some time with Reimer. But I don't think he does nearly enough to warrant trading actual assets like 2nd's or guys like Ashton. He was decent in FLA but he by no means carried them to the playoffs or anything.
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