this brings pdb appology to a whole new level
What you should be lamenting or being annoyed at is that Cory Schneider didn't play at a .940 save percentage level sooner rather than the .914 save percentage earlier. It shocks me that people are still equating the level of goaltending to good or bad coaching.
Remember when Paul Maclean won coach of the year in 12-13 as the Sens miraculously made Spezza and Karlsson missed the majority of the season. They had that pesky moniker, but basically Craig Anderson would keep them in games, and they'd score a goal here and there (26th in scoring) When I say keep them in games, I mean he finished the year with a .941 save percentage. A year a half later, Maclean has been fired, and with that ridiculous goaltending run gone, the Sens have not been close to a playoff race.
We've seen it with Toronto and Jonathan Bernier last year when he was on fire, and then him getting back to normal levels. Devils are getting insane amount of shooting luck as well. CR76 pointed out the goalie save percentage during this run. They are averaging less offense than ever, but scoring more. Do we think somehow the offensive system has gotten that much better or Pete was holding back to Steve Bernier the hidden star? If anything, it's kind of amusing that Bernier was a guy that made fans cringe when Deboer elevated him past the 4th line the past few seasons.
If you had a crystal ball and said if you fire Deboer, Cory would play at this insane level sooner, than sure, I could be down for that.
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