The All-Purpose Bryz/Goaltending Thread #7
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02-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by
Bernie Parent 1974
try 13th. there is something to be said for the Bryz critics of last year, who are still posting this year, as Bryz excels .... a few are .... very few
We've covered this a million times. There's less to talk about when everyone agrees he's doing well. Your attempts to maintain that there's some anti-Bryz cabal are very, very tired and without basis in any reality. People for the most part are anti-bad goaltending. Or more widely, anti-bad playing. People are going to talk and debate more about players doing badly than they will players doing well.
To prove this point, look at discussion for other players. Giroux is still struggling, so he gets discussed a lot. Briere struggles a lot at even strength so he gets discussed. Voracek is doing better, suddenly he's discussed less. Read gets little discussion besides "hey, good job!", Foster and Gervais get mentioned often because they aren't good. Bryzgalov was discussed a lot last year because he was terrible last year, and a terrible goaltender can have a disproportionate impact on the team. He's doing well this year, so he's discussed less..except to say "hey, good job!". Just like every other player who's doing fine. It fits the pattern.
On top of that, everyone agrees he's doing fine. Which is different from last year, where the majority could see he wasn't good and a select few refused to see that and defended him in every tiny way possible. One of these things generates more discussion than the other. It's just how it works.
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