I just knew this post was coming.
Yeah it has nothing to do with getting shutout ten times, not being able to score a goal in 9 of 11 shootouts, Ryder scoring one goal in three months yet still being third on the team in goals while a 42 year old is our leading scorer or Cory dropping the ball just about every time they tried to give it to him to run with.
I also love how no one said a fvcking peep on the goal that Cory let up last night, when virtually the same thing, except 10x harder happened a week or so again to Brodeur during the game when he was pulled. I'm talking about that 3rd goal -- a similar slapshot from a similar place on the ice (in the slot area near the top of the faceoff circles). The difference with the one on Brodeur was that there was a player standing right in his grill, AND the puck was deflected between his legs. Cory's was a one-timer which albeit is hard to stop and it was definitely a fast shot, but he did have a clear look at it and also no deflection, just a straight b-line to the net. It blew by him, and we lost 1-0. The funny thing is, the Flames got perfect goaltending from a journeyman career "backup" in Ramo. We, from our supposed future-star and world-class goalie, got "near-perfect" goaltending, but it wasn't good enough to win. Now, you have to put a lot of that on the team in front for forcing your goalie to be perfect and not being able to score one damn goal, but that was an all too familiar trend for nearly 10-15 fvcking years with Brodeur in net, and many, many, MANY times in that decade+ he was asked to be perfect and we enjoyed 3 cups and dozens of years of consecutive post-season appearances because he was. Again, it sucks to put your goalie in that spot, but the truly great ones step up to the plate and are able to "steal" games as the cliché goes, and unfortunately Schneider was unable to do that this year. I'm not saying he isn't our goalie of the future, but I am saying the season was not Brodeur's fault, and Cory, despite how much emphasis people want to put on Sv %, was not leaps and bounds better. There are a million reasons why, most of which have been discussed ad nauseam here, and it's not worth mentioning anymore. Those here who want to keep debating it and shouting from the rooftops are in denial and only fooling themselves. Enough with these stupid threads that are wasting time and just causing a pissing contest among our forumers. Let's start talking about 2014-15 and the draft in a few months. There's nothing left to save this season and everything else to this point is now in the mirror.
Edited by NJDfan1711, 08 April 2014 - 01:40 PM.