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10-30-2003, 05:14 PM
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Shields and the conspiracy theory...

I'm wondering if Shields' cardiac netminding is actually working for the Panthers. Before anyone thinks me stupid and psycho (I know Heimy, too late!!), hear me out.

Shields' netminding gives quite a few of us a major case of heart palpitations. I'm assuming that it does the same for the guys on the ice. Hence, they think a little bit more about defense when he's tending the cage.

This is illustrated by pointing out the number of shots that Ottawa took tonight that found body of a Panther skater. Ottawa was credited with 32 shots tonight. I'd be willing to wager that at least that many more were blocked in front.

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I'm wondering if Shields' cardiac netminding is actually working for the Panthers. Before anyone thinks me stupid and psycho (I know Heimy, too late!!), hear me out.

Shields' netminding gives quite a few of us a major case of heart palpitations. I'm assuming that it does the same for the guys on the ice. Hence, they think a little bit more about defense when he's tending the cage.

This is illustrated by pointing out the number of shots that Ottawa took tonight that found body of a Panther skater. Ottawa was credited with 32 shots tonight. I'd be willing to wager that at least that many more were blocked in front.
keenan was quoted saying that he has brought in shields to get the team 'off their heels;' sorry to burst your bubble, but your theory is no theory. when playing in front of your lesser 'tender, you are forced to be more aware defensively.

 
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Fire Rescue just left. The last thing I remember was screaming at Chara for crushing Horton and then these guys were all around me yelling CLEAR! I looked up and the Panthers WON!! It's was uhh, shocking. :p

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when playing in front of your lesser 'tender, you are forced to be more aware defensively.
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they think a little bit more about defense when he's tending the cage.
Thank you for proving my point ED.

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Thank you for proving my point ED.

I thought I was losing my mind. I am glad I wasn't the only one to catch that.

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Shields' netminding gives quite a few of us a major case of heart palpitations. I'm assuming that it does the same for the guys on the ice. Hence, they think a little bit more about defense when he's tending the cage.

This is illustrated by pointing out the number of shots that Ottawa took tonight that found body of a Panther skater. Ottawa was credited with 32 shots tonight. I'd be willing to wager that at least that many more were blocked in front.
I'll admit I didn't see the defensive effort, but 32 shots is still kinda high, especially when the Panthers only managed 22.

Statistically speaking, I was checking earlier, and Shields is clearly not the better netminder, despite winning both his starts. His GAA and Save% are both significantly worse than Roberto's. So whether the defense is remembering how to play its game when Shields is in net or if Shields has simply made the big saves Roberto hasn't, I don't know.

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I'll admit I didn't see the defensive effort, but 32 shots is still kinda high, especially when the Panthers only managed 22.

Statistically speaking, I was checking earlier, and Shields is clearly not the better netminder, despite winning both his starts. His GAA and Save% are both significantly worse than Roberto's. So whether the defense is remembering how to play its game when Shields is in net or if Shields has simply made the big saves Roberto hasn't, I don't know.
When you're playing arguably the best team in the NHL, I'd say only allowing 32 shots is quite an accomplishment.

I Also don't think anyone is trying to say Shields is better than Luongo...Just that the team plays much better in front of Shields than they do Roberto.

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i remember a while back, during the stoneage, the panthers used to play better in front of fitzpatrick than they did beezer.

 
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i remember a while back, during the stoneage, the panthers used to play better in front of fitzpatrick than they did beezer.
That's nice, I'm happy for you.

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I do think that some of the players have the mindset that if Luongo is in net, they have less to worry about. The guy can't bail out the team on every possible chance and going from 40 shots to 32 is kinda significant. I don't understand it but I think the theory has a lot of truths in it.

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Had this have been Hurme instead of Shields it would have probably been 1 loss vs Atlanta, 8-1 finish vs Philly instead of 5-1 (yeah Shields kept it from looking ugly...ier after Luongo deflated the team by allowing the 2 quick goals), and another loss vs Ottawa. Getting Shields and Travis Scott (for the Rampage) turned out *TERRIFIC* great assessment of talent by Dudley and company just unfortunate we didn't get that 4th rounder that Carolina received but IMO I think that was Atlanta's spur of the moment deal probably because they were scared out of their wits the Canes would keep Hurme all to themselves, nice tactic by Rutherford.

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