The All-Purpose Goaltending Thread #10
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04-19-2013, 11:31 AM
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BTW..I'm not so sure keeping Bryz another year is a good idea now. All you do with that is create a Bob situation with Mason b/c the team has to continue to give Bryz chances to prove his worth. In the meantime, Mason suffers with development b/c possibly he is not given enough reps/consistent starts to prove himself now that he's got a clearer mind. Look at last night..Bryz plays even though Mason had a great game. This is what happened to Bob. The coach bears responsibility b/c he doesn't set out a clear strategy with respect to the starting goaltending. It is inconsistent. Do you platoon (which Lavi is not a fan of) or do you reward the goalie who shows the better body of work in practice and games? Lavi seems to prefer the latter but then b/c he maybe feels pressure to get Bryz going vacillates. Nothing worse from a players perspective, especially a young player, when the coach is unpredictable like that. I mean this year Bryz became the outright starter b/c we didn't have competent backups to challenge him..but then he got fatigued. Now he has a competent backup and possible starter behind him again and remains to be seen how it will affect him...so far he's let out a big "yawn."
Perhaps, you are right. But canucks survived this year. (and I am not comparing Bryz to Luongo).
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