Spengler Cup discussion ??
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01-01-2013, 04:18 PM
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I guess I don't see any connection between the two .... I mean is it funny that the same guys who are big MPS fans are big Dubnyk supporters as well? Seems like a pretty random correlation to me.
I also wonder where you get that idea that anyone in this thread has been doing their best to "discredit Dubnyk". What I see is a handful of posters going overboard and saying that he was "unreal" , "spectacular" and so on.
I think I've watched hockey for enough years to know what an "unreal" goaltending performance looks like, and that wasn't it imo. Are these comments so offensive to Dubnyk fans that we have to watch them go full ****** in this thread?
So the defense was horrible, but the shooters he faced were lethal? Not sure how that works.
The Spengler is a second rate tournament, always has been. That Dubnyk didn't embarrass himself in the tournament is nice, especially since he hasn't played any hockey this year that I know of, but I really don't see how three games (on international ice against over-matched opponents) can be seen a "major positive" for him going forward.
Spengler is a second rate tournament but don't forget it was boosted quite a bit this year with locked out NHL players. Davos has Patrick Kane, Loui Eriksson, Joe Thornton, Denis Siedenberg amongst others.
Canada's defense was pretty bad on paper :
4 Cam Barker
5 Jason Demers
7 Geoff Kinrade
25 Micki Dupont
26 Maxim Noreau
28 Carlo Colaiacovo
43 Derrick Walser
77 Travis Roche
and Dubnyk still did pretty good. I think people are excited because it was encouraging to see him do so well after such a long layoff and he clearly outplayed both Bernier and Schneider. Dubnyk made some really nice saves in this tournament.
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