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05-21-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
Yes, but the debate at hand boils down to three schools of thought:

1. Lundqvist plays sufficiently in the playoffs.
2. Lundqvist does not play sufficiently in the playoffs, and it's partly his fault.
3. Lundqvist does not play sufficiently in the playoffs, but it's not his fault.

I fall into category 2 and haven't heard a convincing argument for 1 and 3 yet.
I can buy this way to frame the debate, but then you have to define what sufficiently means.
It is by definition a subjective term.
If I define it as in Hank plays sufficiently in the playoffs to give the team a chance to win games, then I am in the 1st category.
Somebody else said it right, Hank doesn't have a signature moment in the playoffs. My issue is the team in front of him doesn't give him a chance at that signature moment. Last season, it was a lack of scoring, this season it's lack of scoring, putrid PP and defensive breakdowns.
If zoom out a little bit, although it's certainly reasonable to ask questions about Hank, my opinion is he is the least of this team's problems. There are bigger issues that need to be addressed.

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