I wouldn't say that. Quick is known to be THAT guy in big games.
Sure, Conn Smythe two years ago I get that but Miller was MVP of Olympics in 2010 so he's gonna get his chance if he's clearly outplaying Quick by the time the tournament comes around. There are other guys too with how deep the US in net that could potentially win the job.
One game sample size, but he was amazing against the Rangers (McDonagh goal aside). Haven't seen any LA games since, so I'll defer to everyone else. But I'd have to imagine he'll pick it up and get back on his game soon. Every goalie goes through rough patches.
He's killing my fantasy team that's for sure, I was expecting him to have a dominant year.
This is the only thing wrong with him, everyone's fantasy teams
Not one bad goal against vs. Nashville tonight. Not playoff dominant Quick, but it's not like he's crapping the bed. Defense just holds the other team to like zero shots, then all of a sudden its tic-tac-toe plays and in.
TLDR, he's fine. Team defense just needs to focus.
Edit: as a side note, he seems to get cold/lose focus in games with low shots against, but goes beast mode when he gets a lot of work. Just anecdotal, too lazy/drunk to dig up the stats now!
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He has always been slightly above average, or average during the season. Wait for the playoffs. Clutchiest goaltender in the league right now.
And I'll echo others statements that it's more that our defense has beed faulty. Quick hasn't been a lights out, yet, but he hasn't been terrible either. I still wouldn't trade him for any goalie in the league. When we get him into the playoffs, he will do just fine.
Maybe the team is just conspiring to do the whole 8seed thing again
He's always been mediocre to downright bad at times in the regular season. He got outplayed by Bernier for much of the regular season last year, this time the Kings don't have that luxury. When the playoffs start, it's tough to find a better goaltender than Quick.
The only issue I have is whether he has Cam Ward syndrome (i.e he shows up for small sample sizes but then suddenly stops- proving that these are more anomaly than norm).
He's really only had one phenomenal year, but even in the years prior to that he had a couple average to good seasons recording a sv % of .914 and .918. Now he can't even seem to do that. He most likely will never duplicate what he did in 11-12 again. Id be a little worried if I were a Kings fan. Too bad for them they no longer have Bernier to fall back on. I really think he's going to have not only a longer career due to his playing style (relying on sound positioning rather than flopping around like a fish), but a more successful one as well, stats wise that is.
Playing his way out of the starting job for Team USA. Miller despite how bad his team has been just may be the guy again.
Naw, in a shocking announcement it will be John Gibson.
But really, in the games I've seen, the defense has been more than a little questionable. Every goaltender benefits when his team locks things down in front, and suffers when they get sloppy. Quick should be fine.
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