tfrizz wrote:Henry Hank wrote:The Pens will win this series, the Isles are not good. But the concern is what will happen when the Pens face a team that is halfway good or better. Last night better have been getting some stupid out of their system now or it's going to be the same playoff disappointment upcoming against a lesser team. They aren't going to win every game, obviously, but when they lose games because they are getting outworked and because of dumb things like Fleury putting pucks in his own net, it's not a good sign. In the 2009 Cup run, much of the time when they lost they were still "outplaying" the other team. They had a couple stinkers in there but not this early. It's a bad sign that it's only two games and the ugly is already coming out. This is a veteran team, it needs to stop now.
Fleury does something like that again on the fourth goal and they need to go to Vokoun. I think that's why they got him, no? They can't mess around with Fleury spazzing.
Simply put, if the go with Vokoun tomorrow they have to go all in and ride him through the playoffs. It'll mess with Fleury's head way too much to be able to go back with him.
I'm of a different mindset on this. The way the Pens handled MAF is first few years, with the yo-yo back and forth between WBS and Pittsburgh, I think he's mentally strong enough to deal with being pulled and then re-inserted. I'm more worried about his in-game composure last night.