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Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controversey?

Postby DocEmrick on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:34 pm

To be honest, it seems like there is a controversy regarding the number one goaltending spot.

On one hand you have Flurry, who did win a cup in 09, but just hasn't performed consistently since, lest we forget last year's playoffs against the Phlyers.

On the other hand, you have a former number one, who kept some pretty horrible teams (defensively), Flordia, and the Capitals, in some pretty close races by making up where the defense lacked.

It seems like the Pens are almost in a similar position; a lacking defense, and for that, you have to go with Vokoun. He has been an absolute beast this year whereas Fleury has shown some signs of weariness, and perhaps that fact that he's French, he might be feigning for the shores of Le Blanc le 'Fleur early here, so I'd say for the next couple of games, give Vokoun the nod and reward him for his solid play in backstopping the team.

I don't know guys what do you think?
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Bioshock on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:37 pm

Absolutely not.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby columbia on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:39 pm

I think there's a bigger controversy over whether your (possible) daughter should play softball or hockey.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby mikey287 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:40 pm

What's the controversy? Having two good players at one position?

The goaltending position has been the least of our worries this year so far. The biggest controversy is "what team shows up next game?"
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:00 am

Lololololololololololololololol.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby pensfan1989 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:40 am

I was waiting for this thread to show up. I feel vindicated.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby BigMcK on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:41 am

Grant Fuhr, Andy Moog, Bill Ranford say the answer if the goaltender core is not broken...
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby BCG51585 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:54 am

After this guy spelled it "Flurry" I stopped reading and stopped taking him seriously. Did he make any valid points?

THERE IS NO CONTROVERSY!! NEXT!
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby scals37 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:57 am

doesn't this thread title deserve a 3.0 at the end?
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby joopen on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:30 am

hey guys, check it out. its a doc thread. he needs attention!
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby DocEmrick on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:00 am

joopen wrote:hey guys, check it out. its a doc thread. he needs attention!


u still mad?
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Great58 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:26 am

I'd say for the next couple of games, give Vokoun the nod and reward him for his solid play in backstopping the team.

So you'd start him Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday?
The nature of the condensed schedule means each goalie will be getting regular, frequent starts. No controversy, it's a fantastic situation to have.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:27 am

DocEmrick wrote:I don't know
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:58 am

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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby lifetimefan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:06 am

NO!
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Eismann on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:14 am

No. They have a something is wrong with Crosby controversy. Is he injured? Concussed? Out of shape? Fatigued? Distracted?

Suckas...gotsta know.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Froggy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:21 am

Have people already forgotten Fleury's game against Ottawa?

No controversy. Fleury is and will continue to be the #1 guy, and Vokoun will continue to play well in a back up role.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby penmyst on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 am

How much controversy do Pens fans need?

Fleury and Vokoun will probably see a 60/40 split this year, as long as Vokoun plays well when he does play.

By all means, if the guy keeps playing great maybe that inches closer to 50/50. If it keeps the pressure on Fleury to play well, then it's having the intended effect.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby skullman80 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:18 am

Froggy wrote:Have people already forgotten Fleury's game against Ottawa?

No controversy. Fleury is and will continue to be the #1 guy, and Vokoun will continue to play well in a back up role.


This. Nothing much else needs to be said.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:21 am

Too many Pens fans are drama queens.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Beveridge on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:30 am

Actually Vokoun should start Saturday for a few reasons. I think a goalie always deserves the next start after a shutout, pens have back to back day games and the 2nd is against a team that practiced vs Vokoun (when healthy) last year, and I think Vokoun should get a home start.

Perfect storm for him to get a 2nd straight start, and then Flower vs Caps on Sunday.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby mikey287 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:44 am

Beveridge wrote:Actually Vokoun should start Saturday for a few reasons. I think a goalie always deserves the next start after a shutout, pens have back to back day games and the 2nd is against a team that practiced vs Vokoun (when healthy) last year, and I think Vokoun should get a home start.

Perfect storm for him to get a 2nd straight start, and then Flower vs Caps on Sunday.


Yeah, why not... :thumb:
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby headh on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:48 am

Vokoun just posted a shutout. He should get the next start and play as long as he's hot.
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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:13 am

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Re: Do the PITTSBURGH PENGUINS have a goaltending controvers

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:14 am

Does this thread title have a spelling controversy?
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