Sunday, May 6, 2007

Somebody Agrees With Me

Here is a comment from James Mirtle's hockey blog:

At 9:43 AM, May 04, 2007, mike said...

"Only a man who is convinced that fans show up at hockey games to see goalies play the puck behind the net while being protected from any contact would say this about his opposing netminder when he and his team are down 3-1 in games in a best-of-seven series. Only a man who feels that hockey's problems can be fixed by allowing ever larger pieces of equipment to be worn by goalies would say something this stupid about Ray Emery's play against the NJ Devils. Only the most overrated hockey player of the last 25 years could sound this stupid--criticizing his opponent while that opponent is performing at a much higher level than he is--after giving up two more unbelievably soft goals in a crucial playoff game.

Is there any netminder in the NHL who has given up as many softies in the playoffs as this guy? I don't care how many Cups he has won, if the Devils had Mike Richter, Ed Belfour, Mike Vernon, or Dominik Hasek that team would have won five Cups in a row. Once again he is being outplayed in the playoffs by someone widely perceived as an inferior goalie to him...when does the hype job or the whining ever stop with this athlete?"

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