Ference can actually handle the puck, Fistric cannot.
We're talking about Andrew Ference, right?
Ference is a much better positional defenseman than Fistric. Fistric is simply a banger and that's it.
And at 900k, he would've been a great signing. But obviously he was interested in a larger role here and we were unwilling to give him that opportunity along with the pay he was expecting. Kudos to him.
and this will only continue, if Dubnyk proves he can't handle the pressure when this team needs him most.
His team needed him the most every period of every game for the past two years, and his personal results over that time are better than average for a starting Goaltender, yet some will still claim he isn't even that.
Simple reality is that most Goaltenders are lacking in some way, suffer a poor goal here or there and that's what keeps them from being the elite in the league. These Goaltenders include every single "big" name I've heard as a potential replacement for Dubnyk.