It's like saying Halak was liked by most fans before the playoff......yes it's true , but he wasn't liked near what he is now.Saying he's a playoff performer is too soon.......he just got a nice streak at the right moment.
And let me go a little OT : Blocking shots is so overated and stupide !!I know it takes courage to jump in front of a shot but it's SO STUPIDE. I don't undersant why everyone mirin' a player who does that. Most goalies wants to see the puck...so don't try to still goalie job and GTFO of the way. By trying to block the shot , you might end up scoring in your own net because the puck will touch you......It's also very dangerous , you might get seriously injuried........for what ? for a shot that 95 % of the time the goalie will stop it anyway.The only time when blocking a shot is good is when you are near the play on the blue line because if he hits you it might become a offside or a breakaway.
It's the playoff , you need all the player , specialy the D.Imagine if Gorges was out for the playoff because of his jackass move.....
Seriously, are you really 12? If so, then, I will understand you don't know the game well because of your young age.. but if you tell me that your like 30 and you still don't understand the importance of block shots, then I will have to say you don't understand **** about hockey. Maybe you should read the intelligent post in this thread and learn from it.
You can question if he deserve to be the captain of this team more than Gionta or Markov but questioning his overall game is pretty stupid.
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