Well Toivonen will play in front of a home crowd in stadia in which he's played previously in SM-Liiga. But the public pressure will be on him to perform and to stand on his head. But familiar ice should help..
Toivonen imho has been very underrated, he was overshadowed, rightly so, by the Lehtonen hype but has proved that he has what it takes..
There won't be any Lehtonen hangover, Toivonen is as close as you can get to a just as good goalie.
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Originally Posted by Fish on The Sand
I'm not trying to say Goepfert is a better goaltender than Fleury, but at last year's WJC I'd say he was. The kid was a god out there.
I obviously can't say with any definite certainty that Goepfert or Fleury were better because I was working during most of the games, but Goepfert did stand out to me. I recall him being bombarded with shots and standing on his head nearly every game.
Or maybe I'm just trying to shake of a possible Canadian bias and go for the Yankee.