DropEmJayBird wrote:tfrizz wrote:Nah, that's as much on Fleury as it is on the team. The idea is that it's easier to play your game when you trust the team in front of you, but a good veteran goalie (*cough*Vokoun*cough*) can do it regardless.
He's just got to learn to extract himself from the play of the team in front of him and play his game no matter what goes on around him. I'll guarantee Vokoun picked that up on those terrible Florida teams.
Eh I saw Vokoun lose it against Florida last year, when he got ran a few times. In terms of Vokoun - the Ottawa series really told us nothing because the penguins simply outclassed Ottawa, and the Bruins really didn't attack according to Letang, and besides who could ever fault a goalie when you only score 2 goals the entire series.
I do think Vokoun's time spent on crappy teams may have helped, although my guess is as a crappy team, they played as defensive as possible in hopes to pull out a 1 goal win.
Steigy mentioned the Brodeur interview - and said that Brodeur talked about how he was fine stopping shots he expected, it was the ones he didn't expect that he needed his defense to limit or take away. I think that's more of the point with Fluery - take away those open guys, the free look guys, and it makes the goalies job of focusing on the puck much easier as opposed to focusing on the guys open to the side of the net.
Precisely. MAF has seen more shots he has little chance to stop in his career so far than most goaltenders may ever see. He also saves way more than his share of them.