Round 2, Vote 6 (HOH Top Goaltenders)
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12-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
This is where stats are left in the dust I think...
Watching those 80's Oilers games, one thing that you notice besides some pretty lackluster and inattentive defense/backchecking, is the turnovers committed on the breakout. You couldn't count on two hands how many times the Oilers turned the puck over in their own zone and with no puck support (everyone is streaking up the ice, Air Coryell offense) it led to some pretty dicey situations for Fuhr to have to do deal with...
He got some goal support out of the deal for sure...but maybe some of the old goalies here can back me up on this...not too many worse things than making a few saves being in your stance for nearly a minute and then just when you think you're about to get relief, an easy breakout is botched and your guys are hemmed in for another whole shift...that wears on you...
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