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devilsadvoc8

Member Since 06 Nov 2003
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In Topic: So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

10 June 2014 - 07:37 AM

steve-carrell-office.gifToo much of a circus, imo.  It would be a band-aid at best and a team killer at worst.  The team got quite lucky in the way it turned out.  Walk away Lou, walk away.

In Topic: congrats to the 2013-14 Champs, the Kings

08 June 2014 - 11:20 AM

He hasn't "stole" any games, but if you are asking any goalie in the world to steal any games against this Kings team, you are asking too much. The Kings threw 41 shots on Lundqvist in regulation of game 1, and he only let in 2 goals. That was an excellent excellent game...especially considering he made 20 saves on 20 shots in the 3rd. He deserved a better fate.

 

Last night, he was not as good. But perhaps you aren't giving Lundqvist enough credit, or don't want to or don't realize how good the Kings are and how the Rangers defense isn't excellent.

 

I'll use Brodeur as an example here to compare what you are asking/expecting from Lundqvist compared to another goalie in the Cup Finals. In the Stanley Cup win vs Dallas. Brodeur faced a combined 35 shots in the 1st two games of that series. 40 in game 3 and 4 combined. Only 41 shots in the triple OT game 5 and only 31 in double OT Cup winning game (18, 17, 23, 17, 41, 31). In the 2003 Finals, Brodeur faced 16 shots in game1 and 2 and only 1 game over 26 shots (33 in games 3 OT finish). Game 5-7 he faced 22, 23 and 24 shots. Lastly in the Finals win against the Wings, Marty faced 17, 18,  24 and 16 shots in the 4 wins.

This is a good Kings team but we're not talking about Gretzky's oilers.  The Kings are a very good team and one of the best this year.  They deserve to be in the finals.  For the record, however, the Kings only scored 1 more goal in the regular season than the goal challenged Devils.  This is certainly a team that a goalie can steal a game against.  If you read my post thoroughly, you'd notice that I was pointing out that a legend can be born by stealing a game on this stage.  He hasn't so far.  That's the point. 

In Topic: congrats to the 2013-14 Champs, the Kings

08 June 2014 - 07:59 AM

Bottom line: The queen has let in 8 goals in two games.  For someone that is regarded as something akin to the messiah by rags fans, that is not getting it done.  He's not the reason they lost the first two games but he's not cultivating a legend of being able to steal a game on the biggest stage.

In Topic: 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

28 May 2014 - 03:52 PM

1 game at a time.  We'll see how this plays out.