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01-31-2013, 05:27 PM
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Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Basically, no one has disputed the weak skating and puckhandling issue BUT a third issue has been raised - adaptability or specifically the ability to integrate a team or organization. A player or in this case a goalie has to have the ability to recognize the needs and opportunities available at a specific time and place. Apply his specific talents to the specific talents and needs of a team and an organization.

Some goalies were able to do this very quickly - Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo. By accounts to date, Tim Thomas was not able to do this early in his career. Eventually he adapted.
Yes, Martin Brodeur has surely shown his adaptability playing for the same team in a defense first system for 19 straight years. When did he ever have to adapt?

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