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10-19-2012, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
A five game sampling is not evidence of better numbers.....What don't you get about that? And it's pretty obvious that he WASN'T good enough to win the job over Belfour since the bottom-line was Belfour was STILL the starter and Hasek was STILL riding the pine when all was said and done.
(MOD) if you are only getting 5 GP (and 4 starts) and go 3-0-1 and go 10-4-1 in the next season then you pretty much took the most with your opportunities and ran with them.

We know the real reason why he wasn't the starter and it wasn't because of his play. Eddie Belfour was supposed to be the starter and that was it. It is not uncommon for a back up goaltender to outplay the starter but the starter gets the benefit of the doubt because he has a body of work that the rookie can't claim. Belfour to his credit played well but you couldn't ask Hasek to play any better.

Happens to RB and QB's in football of the time too.


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