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05-11-2013, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
That's a good way of scapegoating your goalies. The other team was able to score. The Sharks weren't for many series the Sharks lost. In the end, it's still a team game. I still can't find it acceptable to blame a goalie when your team scores less than twice a game over the course of a series, but that's just me.

I do agree with you that Nabby played too many games during the season but that's on the coaches for not reeling him in and sitting his ass down.
Actually why wouldn't you expect a playoff team to be hard to score against? They got into the playoffs because they're a good team right? That is exactly the arena (very close games against strong opposition) where Nabokov's proclivity for giving up softies is the biggest back breaker. The Chicago series is the perfect example. Sharks were laboring mightily for every score but so were B'hawks. The difference in the series was very much a few of the most jaw droppingly soft goals you ever saw. Then of course there's the unscreened slow coaster from about 45 feet that Lange potted to turn a virtual series lock one year into one of the bigger playoff debacles in SK history.

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