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04-05-2013, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Gibbs18 View Post
Not at all. Pretty sure nobody from the 2010 defense played tonight besides Kimmo and hell even he left the game early...
You are contradicting yourself here and admitting my point at the same time. The 2010 Flyers defense >>>>> 2013 Flyers defense. It isn't close. That is why a goalie like Michael Leighton can put up 2.48 / .920 in 2010 and a goalie like Ilya Bryzgalov is putting up a 2.82 / .899 this season.

In you opinion, how did Michael Leighton backstop a team to game 6 of the Finals? Do you think Bryzgalov would do better, the same, or worse behind that team?
Originally Posted by LegionOfDoom91 View Post
The defense absolutely carried Leighton during that run. They made him look a lot better than he actually was. There was a reason the guy was a career minor leaguer before that.

It's hard to compare the two because the contracts/expectations.
So why is it so hard to say that the defense can make a goalie look alot worse than he actually is, contracts notwithstanding?

Saying "Bryz sucks" is different than saying "Bryz is overpaid".

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