The Snapshot wrote:And I stand by the fact that you cannot stop all shots and when your goalie is this god-awful they are going to end with a red light. That is fact, and the out of town crews in every game (which you may not hear but I do in NJ) have ALL said that. This team is surrendering goals every game because they have gone about 10 without a solid goalie game. The PK isn't good either, but JVRs goal was an easy stop if Fleury has his stick in 1st Pee Wee camp position.
You can't judge a team's team D when the goalie leaks every night. If I allow myself to think about a nightmare in the 1st round this year I am MOST concerned about Fleury. I honestly thought Vokoun was going to offer a potential for Fleury to be hooked if he is as terrible again this year as he was against the Flyers, but he has been a mess as well.
ONE of them needs to get it together.
You are honestly blaming just Fleury for that 1st period mess in Philly?
3 Soft goals. Shots from everywhere when the Flyers realized he was a mess. Yes. The Flyers announcers were all over how terrible he was fundamentaly. You expect a push from Philly at home in the 1st. Survive the 1st is an accepted axiom for road hockey.
When your goalie spills that much blood in the water against a team like Philly.....
Look, you might be one of the "this team sucks defensively" folks. That is fine. I can tell you that you only need to look at NJ to see what happens when a goalie leaks. They have plummeted because Brodeur is gone and his replacements have given up soft goals and rebounds all night.
I thought I remembered you playing Hockey, so if I am right do you mean to tell me that a team doesn't know when their goalie is off and that they do not change their game when they do?
Goals 1, 2 and 3 tonight are all stopped by Fleury if he is playing well.
I don't want to hang Fleury. There are strecthes where he is amazing. I want him to get his game back together to the point where he makes the saves he should and stops moving all over for no reason.
The play of the night by the way was made by Sutter on a play where Fleury was COMPLETELY out of his net for no real reason, doing a snow angel on his belly. Had that play not been made, we get 0 points, and that would have been another gift from his hyper-active self.