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02-25-2013, 02:38 PM
adam graves
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
Look, face it...the ownership of the Heat is a BILLIONAIRE and the Panthers ownership is a collection of millionaires. Its not comparing apples to apples and you know it. Lets just stop with that right now.

Yes Theo had some amazing moments to start THIS season. But you cant expect him to stand on his head for a full 60 mins, no goalie does. They can stand on their head for several mins at a time but its not sustainable. So how many of those games in the first 5-7 can be attributed to the team playing poorly in front of him and how many are actually Theo's fault only. He then struggled a bit as guys were coming back into the lineup, that's true. But I dont feel like Theo is the problem at all and gives us a good chance to win right now if the team in front of him plays good defense.
Look we havent won a game with Markstrom in net either so how exactly is it a "goaltending talent" issue anyway?? Markstrom or Theo, clearly it matters who is playing in front of them moreso than their performance (as proven by the Philly game where Clemmensen won). So I still can't see this as just a financial only move like you do. If thats your take, fine but I completely disagree and feel like you're only seeing it that way because we're struggling on the ice as an entire team. If the team was playing solid defense all together (both forwards & defense) and we were winning with Markstrom in net, thats a different story. But thats not the case and seems like it doesnt matter who is in net right now, we're not winning with the effort the players are giving out there.

My reasonable expectation as a consumer is you make your best effort to entertain by putting the best product out there. Its not reasonable for me to expect to wholesale change the D. Its reasonable for me to expect to play the best goalie available, and give me the paying fan the best chance. The franchise makes the hockey decision and called him up for accountablity, he plays his heart out against arguably the 2 best teams in the NHL. The franchise then makes the buisness decision to send him down, and we all know why, no one is being fooled.

We are going in circles so we will have to agree to disagree. I appreciate the back and forth.

Last edited by adam graves: 02-25-2013 at 03:04 PM. Reason: spelling
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