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2010 Playoffs: Reg. season studs turn duds in postseason...

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04-08-2010, 05:48 PM
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2010 Playoffs: Reg. season studs turn duds in postseason...

Hopefully self explanatory post... Guys who've been awesome so far who won't shine so bright next week...

Just something I thought of this is not to label anyone a choker or anything "studs to duds" just sounded good

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inb4 luongo

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inb4 tin man.

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obviously thornton will come up, nabokov...actually alot of sharks can be argued duds in post season

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Brodeur definitely.

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seems like a thornton bashing thread in disguise. well played, well played

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San Jose Sharks

They could go 82-0 and I will still pick against them in the first round until they and Thornton prove they aren't chokers

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seems like a thornton bashing thread in disguise. well played, well played
Was thinking the same thing.

This thread will be littered with him and Louongo.

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Brodeur definitely.
this is sarcasm right?

The guy that had the most shutouts in a single post season is a dud in the post season?

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I feel bad picking on the Sharks... but... Thorton, Nabokov, etc.

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inb4 tin man.
you guys are good.

what are you like the Sedins or something?

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Thornton I can understand, but really Nabokov has only had one bad playoffs (last year)

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Tuukka Rask
Jimmy Howard
Antti Niemi (if he plays)

^^^^Playoffs are a different animal, some rooks can't handle it
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I expect Kovy to not play all that well in a high-pressure playoff role, and perhaps Anze Kopitar as well.

Sharks players need not be mentioned.

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this is sarcasm right?

The guy that had the most shutouts in a single post season is a dud in the post season?
Since the lockout Brodeur's playoff record has been...not very good. Whether it's his age + workload catching up to him or something else altogether who knows, but it would not be surprising if he turned in a subpar performance again this year. Then again, it would not be surprising if he turned in a Conn Smythe performance either.

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I don't know why Luongo is brought up when this comes up. He was singlehandedly the reason the canucks even made it anywhere a few years ago and other than the last game he wasn't a gigantic choker.

if i were to target the canucks, i'd point my fingers at the sedins (i already know all their supposedly strong stats from their past playoffs) and even kesler.

that being said, if luongo doesn't get his ass up in a week, he'll be my new scapegoat

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Personally I think there's very few players that don't show up in the post season, the Alexei Yashin's of the NHL who shut down once the paycheques stop.

Maybe I'm wrong, but logically it seems to me that it's more that in a 7 game series, not only is it a small sample size, but defensive players can focus exclusively on shutting down their oponents. During the regular season a Sami Pahlsson is going to be facing a different team every 2 or 3 days and has limited time to cram in how to shut down his next defensive assignment. In the playoffs however there's usually a few days inbetween each series and then up to two weeks playing against the same oponent. Plenty of time to watch tapes, study every little detail, and practice shutting down your opposition.

This applies well to the Sedins, as they have a very distinct style of play. In the regular season teams will usually only be able to get in one practice to prepare for it, then its onto the next team. So in the regular season this gives the advantage to the Sedins. In the post season however the defensive specialists have plenty of time to fully analyze and practice the best way to shut them down. Here it's the checkers with the advantage. At the end of the day though championship players are still going to need to prove the worth of their high salaries and overcome the grinders & checkers.

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Was thinking the same thing.

This thread will be littered with him and Louongo.
But isn't that true? Particularly for Thornton.

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Tuukka Rask
Jimmy Howard
Antti Niemi (if he plays)


^^^^Playoffs are a different animal, some rooks can't handle it
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I expect Kovy to not play all that well in a high-pressure playoff role, and perhaps Anze Kopitar as well.

Sharks players need not be mentioned.
It's kind of hard to say they're duds when they haven't played yet. We'll see what happens.

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Tuukka Rask
Jimmy Howard
Antti Niemi (if he plays)

^^^^Playoffs are a different animal, some rooks can't handle it
It's scary to be honest with you. The Red Wings made it to the playoffs yes, but a rookie goaltender can falter during a playoff run. Hopefully Jimmy Howard can be focused and ready, he's been playing plyoff-like hockey the past two months.

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you guys are good.

what are you like the Sedins or something?
Agreed that was good

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this is sarcasm right?

The guy that had the most shutouts in a single post season is a dud in the post season?
Since the lockout he hasn't been great in the playoffs.

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Every Sharks player, including Worcester.

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