2014 - Canada Roster Discussion (Part V)
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03-22-2013, 06:14 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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It's sad but I really think they would choose Fleury for at least a roster spot based on pedigree and it would be a mistake. I was an adamant supporter of him for the longest time but he's been pretty weak for the last year and given up alot of bad goals and at inopportune times. Cam Ward at full health is better than Crawford and Fleury.
Other than that Price should be the prohibitive favorite. As a Bruins fan, our team has had some good luck playing against him and has had success in the past, but I've seen what happens when you are struggling against him. He's a wall when that happens and when his confidence is going, he's a top 3 goalie in the league. As far as I'm concerned no one else is in the contest right now.
Price, Luongo and Ward are my goalies right now, with Crawford my 4th guy. I was never a Fleury fan, and his play the last year makes him the odd man out, because he has given up a lot of bad goals at the wrong time which you correctly mention. This might sound harsh, but i always thought this guy was overrated. Do not get me wrong, he has played good at
times, but a lot of people claim he is a great goalie, and i never saw it. He was horrible against Philly in the first round last year, and basically going back to the 2004 WJC Final against Team USA, a game where he allowed soft goals and messed up in the end, i have never been truly impressed with the guy. It would be a mistake to pick him based on the last year especially.
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