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03-30-2013, 09:17 PM
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Goaltending morons

Everyone claiming Halak isn't good enough are playing right into the stereotype of the average coach or beer league player not knowing diddly about the position. Thanks for reinforcing the point.

If anyone did any research (but why bother when emotion and perception are good enough) they'd see where shots are coming from from the opposition. Last game, LA took something like 25 shots from within 35 feet. Of course I expect absolutely no one here to know anything about physics, but that means even at at a pedestrian 80MPH that shot takes less than a quarter-second to reach the goaltender. You cannot allow chances like that consistently and expect amazing results.

Allen has more team support. He's a rookie, the team knows that and plays like there's no goalie back there. Sure, he's played capably and you could certainly make the case that he's our goalie of the future. But, I doubt that anyone in Blues management thinks that any more than Ottawa thinks Bishop is their future stud.

Point is, it's the team first, then the goaltender. Halak has his chance. Thing is, we've gone too long blaming the goalie and forgetting everyone else. When the team bought in last year, you saw results in net.

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