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02-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Poulet Kostopoulos
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Originally Posted by Pierre Dagenais View Post
Doesn't matter if the Habs won or not. Budaj looked shaky all game last night.
Doesn't matter if he looked shaky because Habs were in the game and could have won all two games Budaj started.

Lots of teams don't even have a #1 goalie. Many teams were able to win it all and stay a top-tier team by having one good #1 goalie but no super backup goalie. So calling our lack of an excellent backup goalie as our "biggest weakness" is blatant overeaction/exaggeration.

Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
That's the point.

Two games for Budaj and two losses. You can forgive a goalie who loses 1-0 or even 2-1. However Budaj has a GAA over 4.

Not acceptable in the NHL if you want to compete for the big prize.

White put us on the penalty kill. Budaj let in the goal. That seems to be lost on many.
This argument is just the typical "it's the goalie's fault for all our losses because ultimately, the goalie was supposed to prevent goals".

Reasonable expectation towards a backup goalie is that he gives the team a chance to win -- not getting blown away early in the game. Budaj managed to do that in two of his starts.

Some fans are way too demanding -- you cannot have a perfect team. Consider ourselves lucky we have Price. Some teams have been searching for a true #1 goalie for decades.

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