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12-06-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by
Violent By Design
To be fair Varlamov and Holty stood on their heads as rookie goalies in the playoffs. You can't blame them for playoff failures.
I still think the Caps would have won the cup in 09 if they had of gotten past the Pens.
sure you can. did you watch all those games? the reason the boston series went 7 games and ot was in part because holtby stood on his head. also in part because he gave up weak goals in the games they lost. look at game 1. yea, he stood on his head to get them to ot. then the boston winner was soft.
varlamov did stand on his head v the rangers in his first go around. not so much vs the penguins. vs the habs the next year, he was average at best.
my point being that a rookie goalie taking a team deep in the playoffs, much less win the cup is a rare thing. while its true that the caps 3 rookie goalies were great in the team's wins, they were not so strong in the losses.
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