Fire0nice228 wrote:Look at Mike Smith.. Dude was garbage until he got in PHX. Same with Bryz. Is Bryz good, sure, but hes not the 51 million dollar goalie Philly thinks he is. IF MAF played in PHX right now they might have gone undefeated
If MAF played for Pheonix and surrendered the kind of soft goals he has in the last three playoffs, their entire system crumbles. I don't agree for a second with those that claim he would succeed in a more defensive system. That means less goals for us too, and makes it harder to overcome some of the ridiculous goals he has surrendered in his playoff career.
Teams like Nashville, Phoenix, LA get all of the stops they have the right to expect and then quite a few they should not. Not only have we not gotten a lot of the ones we should expect, but come the playoffs we have not gotten many of the ones we should not expect either.
If anyone believes that the "system" fails, it is because every system is built on the expectation of a solid goaltender. When the goalie leaks, the "system" falls apart. Would he have made about 5 key saves in that series, we would have won in 5 games. We also may not have had to witness the absolute atrocity of his teammates throwing away Game 3 on selfish retaliation/frustration.