- Apr 18, 2007
Can't win a series where you lose 90% of board battles.
I really think the only difference between last years result and this one (and 2018) is Bobrovsky stoning Tampa last year. Or else we’d be talking about the same result three years in a row.From 60 minutes from the Cup to this goddamn embarrassment.
Doesn't matter, the Tuukka haters will still blame him because he "quit on the team". There's no reasoning with them.
I know that. They sucked last year in the playoffs. All I’m saying is that unless something drastically changes the same thing is going to happen for the second time in row that they’ve played these guys.No one was signing their praises last year after getting waxed in four.
Pretty much a 50/50 regular season split and they were the best duo in the league.It’s easy: get better goaltending. Obv Rask is out for personal reasons, but they screwed up the backup choice and it’s killing them.
I agree they need to work the refs better but Halak is just killing them. You can’t give up that second goal, ever. Their most important position is playing at a sub-AHL level and no team can survive that.
Agreed. 4 even strength goals in 4 games.They've score 8 goals in four games. With the lack of offense, you need your goalie to basically be perfect to win. Thats a tough ask for your starter, and an impossible ask for your backup, regardless of who he is. They are being outplayed by a better team.
Dobby has been dragging an overmatched Dallas team on his back in the same situation while facing like 38 shots a game while his replacement is giving the opponent 1 or 2 freebies a game.I don't get this argument at all, Halak has been great for 2 years, how exactly did they screw that up?
Today he was fantastic except for the one miss. He was responsible for one goal today. The other two...well, one was a massive and unfathomable defensive breakdown giving a guy a point-blank shot, and the other was one of the most absurd ricochets you'll ever see. He made a ton of great saves today and kept Boston in the game. Game one he was good. Game two...meh. Game three was bad. But today he was really good.Wondering how they screwed up the backup choice? Halak has been great for the last two regular seasons, was great in the Carolina series, and as a 35 year old has begun to seemingly break down / have his glove hand exploited by Tampa. I don't think you can ask for much more out of a backup, though he's had a rough past two games.
Dobby is 6-4 with a 2.75 GAA and a .913 save % in the playoffs while having faced a worse offense in each round than Halak faced, and the team he's facing right now is starting a 29 year old rookie goalie.Dobby has been dragging an overmatched Dallas team on his back in the same situation while facing like 38 shots a game while his replacement is giving the opponent 1 or 2 freebies a game.
Halak is the worst player on the ice and its going to end their season. You cannot have a supposed NHL goalie give up that second goal today.