The All-Purpose Bryz/Goaltending Thread #7
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01-19-2013, 12:48 AM
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if you dont like bryz, then why are you rooting for the flyers? deal with it or dont root for the flyers.
I really hate when people use that line of reasoning. It's just so ridiculous. People use it all the time not just in sports, but things like tv shows they like, the country they live in, etc.
Shame because I agree with everything else. The position is extremely volatile and the vast majority of good, proven goaltenders were rarely good for more than a few seasons prior or a few seasons after, making ending up with one largely a factor of luck.
Most good goalies at any given time are either Mike Smith (now) or Steve Mason (a few years ago). Everyone knows Mason's story, but Smith's is even more common. A few years ago the guy barely had a job, and look where he is now.
Again, this unpredictability is how it goes for nearly every athlete who has success at this position. So it's foolish to talk about what management should do as if it's ever an obvious choice.
Signing Bryz wasn't a guaranteed homerun, but almost zero goaltender signings ever are. I think it's easily a double and probably a triple.
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