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03-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
because hes getting paid to be the no. 1 goalie. He is expected to make a save when asked to. Its just like with Danny Briere. Hes getting paid 6 money but this year hes playing like a 4th line winger. Neither is good enough.
So yes the cap hit on any position on the team does matter. You are getting paid to do a job. Is everything Bryzgalov's fault this year? nope. But hes been part of the problem this year looking at the big picture. I am not going to get into certain parts of the season where he was really good and others when he hasn't been.
Like many players on this team he hasn't played good enough.
And (obviously) it matters to his teammates. If the team's best paid forwards (paid what they are because how they performed in the past) are not playing well, it brings everyone on the team's confidence down that they can win and affects their game. Is that any different with a goalie? Of course not. This thread is getting so old. It is like arguing 2+2=4 to someone convinced it equals 5.

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