Re: Thoughts on Rask thorwing his teammate under bus?
posted at 3/20/2011 3:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Thoughts on Rask thorwing his teammate under bus?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Thoughts on Rask thorwing his teammate under bus? : I guarantee a certain #4 and #77 would completely disagree with this entire post and would instead take complete responsibility for their errors and make it up to the goalie.* And no offense, but I'm pretty d*mn sure they were better defenseman than you. *Orr said as much in the biography "Searching For Bobby Orr"...he felt personally responsible any time a goal was scored while he was on the ice, and made mention of how hard Cheevers played in front of him.
Posted by TryToBearIt[/QUOTE]
You are 100% dead right and believe it or not I'm on the exact same page.
#4 and #77 I can assure you were probably not criticized by their goalies - ever.
Yes, I believe they would feel responsbile for every goal out there (I only assume blame if it was my guy or my fault), but I would say the reason
why the goal happened might be different than what the goalie thought the reason was.
don't forget the goalie's perspective on the ice is always that end zone view. What they think is happening in front of them might not be the case, they just simply don't have the angle to see what happened.
Also, after the goal happens, hindsight is always 20/20. No matter what the goal, if the goalie cut down the angle more, stayed back in the crease, showed more stick side or glove side, defenseman covering one player or another or playing pass or shot, like I said hindsight is always 20/20.
Goalies tend to be more emotional for whatever reason.
I'll put it another way, no one would hold it against a goalie for being emotional after a goal, and in the heat of action I don't think anyone would be surprised by a goalie 'throwing someone under the bus.'
Find me a quote from Rask in the papers today where he pins Seidenberg for that goal.