Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:03 PM
I can't really agree that Moose would have given the team the "best chance to win," especially after the drubbings we received against Winnipeg (for example) or Tampa.
I couldn't see the harm in putting Frazee or Kinkaid in net right after those games to help give a "fresh look" to our goaltending and perhaps spark something...
Clearly DeBoer felt differently, because even when Moose had tough games, he kept going back to him. He sees Kinkaid and Frazee in practice, which we don't. I'm guessing he didn't feel confident about giving either one a start.
It's like the backup QB in football at times...because he's a great unknown that can represent anything the fans hope, everyone wants to see him play when the starter is struggling...until they see him actually play and he struggles even more than the guy he replaced.
I have no idea what Kinkaid or Frazee can or can't do at the NHL level, but I know there has to be some reason why DeBoer didn't like the idea of either one getting a shot. I'm guessing it was something as simple as DeBoer thinking neither one was ready for an NHL start.
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