A. Sophmore Slump is one of the most common things in the NHL.
B. How many goals has he let in so far? How many has Vokoun let in?
k, good talk.
The whole season is bloodletting for the youngsters. They can learn from this and build on it. Mojo and Carlson are going to be stars and if they are traded for mediocre players, they will come back as Cap killers.
I felt better seeing Justin Peters start the game for Carolina, but then he stops some nice shots. Still a whole game left but boy those two goals were laughable by the defense. I can't blame Vokoun for those.
I can. That second one was right in front of him. A poke check could have remedied that one. Vokoun isn't capable of taking this team on his back and making it TO the playoffs, let alone through them, and I don;t care what his GAA or save percentage is. Bottom line is wins, and we're not getting them, and it's not just Vokoun's fault, but he sure isn't giving anyone any confidence back there, either. I say we trade him, Brouwer and Mojo (even though I like both the forwards), or maybe some draft picks for Schneider in Vancouver, or maybe Bernier if we can get him. I know next to nothing about the intricacies of trading, as my ex-son always was quick to point out and make me look like an idiot, but in a perfect world this would make a nice trade, in my OPINION. emphasis on opinion. depth in goal would help our confidence all across the board. And am I the only one not all that impressed with Hamrlik?
I'm an Ovie fan/apologist, but just out of curiosity, is there a team anywhere that would trade for him, or does the size of the contract and his marked decline in production make him effectively untradeable?
And what happened to those crisp, fast passes we used to have? was that ALL Backstrom? Part if the defense problem is getting used tohaving Green back, but the Carlzner line should have no excuses, as long as they've played together.
Semin fakes the slapper, then wrists it right to Peters' breadbasket? let go the slapper, man, and look for rebounds, or get that wrister a lot higher.