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12-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiranis View Post
We say this every year. (Nothing against Fucale, I like him but we do say this every year.)
Even our "anointed ones" sometimes struggle.

Fleury didn't lead us to the Gold despite probably being the Canadian WJ goalie who has had the most success in the last decade or so.

Luongo despite standing on his head couldn't lead us to the promised land.

Shows how much of a team game the WJ's really are, rarely can a goalie win you the whole tournament. I think a lot of it has to do with how much farther WJ goalies are from the NHL. Its extremely rare to see a goalie make the jump from Junior/NCAA to the NHL right away. Usually they're in jr for an overage year or the AHL for a couple. Where as a good chunk of the skaters are developed enough to step into the NHL.

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