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11-07-2010, 09:04 AM
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Rinne

I am a big Rinne fan! I know that Predators are missing a few people but is Rinne turning into the next Chris Mason(Does good for a year or 2 then suck after)? I know its still early in the season. Lindback is doing better why keep putting Rinne in?

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11-07-2010, 10:09 AM
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rinne doesn't have his confidence right now. and by confidence, i mean his confidence wears number 20 is on ir. lindback doesn't know better and isnt thinking where i think pekka is overthinking everything and fighting the puck

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I am a big Rinne fan! I know that Predators are missing a few people but is Rinne turning into the next Chris Mason(Does good for a year or 2 then suck after)? I know its still early in the season. Lindback is doing better why keep putting Rinne in?
As a former goalie, I can tell you some nights the puck hits you, and some nights it doesn't. Goalie is IMO the hardest position to be consistent at. Rinne will be back, he's just had a few rough outings.

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Man, the internet sure does turn on players fast. 2 bad starts, that's it. Might want to look at how terrible the team is playing in front of him before we start blaming goalies. Franson and O'Brien looked like crap last night. O'Brien has been good basically every game, though.

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i think rinne needs one of two things.

either 1) suter healthy
or 2) his next start one of those 50 shot barrages that gets him back in the groove

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this thread is classic troll bait.

Peks will be fine, everyone's playing a bit 'off' right now.

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Man, the internet sure does turn on players fast. 2 bad starts, that's it.
I'm not going to rail on Rinne yet, I feel just as confident in him as I do with Lindback so far. But it's not just 2 bad starts, I really don't think he's looked sharp yet this season. Could be the injury, or he's not comfortable with the pressure yet, but Pekka can definitely play a lot better than he's shown so far. He's not reacting as fast so far, and he's rarely covering the post.

Having said that, it would certainly be more of an issue if the Preds were losing by 1 every night and it was on mental errors from Rinne. But when we're losing games in this craptacular fashion it's a whole lot more than just the goalie being a bit off.

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I'm not going to rail on Rinne yet, I feel just as confident in him as I do with Lindback so far. But it's not just 2 bad starts, I really don't think he's looked sharp yet this season. Could be the injury, or he's not comfortable with the pressure yet, but Pekka can definitely play a lot better than he's shown so far. He's not reacting as fast so far, and he's rarely covering the post.

Having said that, it would certainly be more of an issue if the Preds were losing by 1 every night and it was on mental errors from Rinne. But when we're losing games in this craptacular fashion it's a whole lot more than just the goalie being a bit off.
Suter can't get back soon enough ... pretty much closes the book who's the more important player on the back debate

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Suter can't get back soon enough ... pretty much closes the book who's the more important player on the back debate
I don't know that is closes the book but it sure makes everyone appreciate Suter that much more. I think there are 5 players this team can't afford to lose for extended periods of time. Suter, Weber, Legwand, Rinne and Hornqvist.

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He needs Suter back and goal support. Plus, the idea of giving Rinne 65 starts is a bad one. 50 starts is the sweet spot for him, no more.

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One player a team does not make. Yes, missing Suter is hurting our team overall. But to say Rinne's problems rest solely on Suter absence is silly. Rinne is missing Rinne the most. He just doesn't look the same right now. He could still be rattled by his injury, or could just be a run-of-the-mill slump. I have no doubt in my mind he'll bounce back, though.

But Rinne isn't the biggest problem right now. The rest of the team needs to wake up. Plus, we can't win many games by scoring 1 goal.

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When goaltending breaks down the flow of the team breaks down, messing up everything, defense, offense, neutral zone play, everything....

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was always a big fan of Rinne, i expect a big run from him soon

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He looks healthy again, seems his quickness is there. I think he's playing fairly sharp this game against Toronto. First period almost over.

Oops, score, lol. I meant to knock on wood.

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He looks healthy again, seems his quickness is there. I think he's playing fairly sharp this game against Toronto. First period almost over.

Oops, score, lol. I meant to knock on wood.
You shouldve knocked a little harder.

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We could've had Khabibulin at his best between those pipes, and still let in four goals tonight.

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Too bad this organization isn't known for drafting outstanding, young defensemen.

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Too bad this organization isn't known for drafting outstanding, young defensemen.
or signing hard working journeyman who work hard and don't take lazy penalties

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