Thread: Post-Game Talk: Rangers @ Bruins
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11-30-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
This is lost on everyone on this board. Instead of having high standards for the guy, this board goes the 100% opposite direction. He gets points for his past performances and gets a pass that another player wouldn't get. Completely irrational yet people say how crazy I am.
You can't even evaluate the performance properly yet you're accusing people of being completely irrational. Your entire analysis of his performance on the season, much less that one play, is totally inaccurate. What is this obsession with "soft goals?" You think they're demoralizing? Who do you think was demoralized first, the rest of the team when Lundqvist gave up the goal to Chara with 7 minutes to go in the game, or Lundqvist when the Rangers steadily ceded control of the flow and pace of the game to the other team? When for a period and a half, the Rangers couldn't sustain ANY offensive pressure. How disheartening do you think it is to be the best, most consistent player at your position in the world for 8 years and NEVER, EVER get consistent offensive support?

The guy is giving up 2.15 goals per game over his last 18 games. Carey Price is 6th in the league with a GAA of 2.0. Jaroslav Halak has 14 wins in 20 games for the Blues, one of the top teams in the league; his GAA is 2.12 (coincidentally, the same amount of goals that the Rangers score per game).

Yes, Lundqvist's play is down this season. He's down from All-World to well above average. He's not the reason the team is losing games.

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