Re: Vokoun back in net
posted at 6/5/2013 6:34 PM EDT
In response to ThatHockeyGuy's comment:
In response to dezaruchi's comment:
It wouldn't be one of the most discussed questions in the hockey world if it was as cut and dried as you imply. I'll make my question clear then. Since it was you that brought up the idea that Fleury has proven incapable of winning in the playoffs (Cup be damned) please elaborate on what it is that Vokoun has ever proven?
It's only a controversy because people want to make it into one. The answer is that cut and dried to me. Vokoun has actually proven himself capable of playing well in these playoffs. Fleury has not. If Fleury were left in during the series against the Islanders, the Pens would have been out of the playoffs in the first round. That is how bad he has been. Vokoun came in and won them that series. I don't see Fleury's performance changing against the Bruins, especially after the display he put on in game 2.
If Fleury had come in and actually played well in game 2, he would be playing. But he didn't do that. He did just the opposite. What makes you think anything would change by leaving him in net? Do you believe that he actually has the ability to perform well in the playoffs? Because I am just not seeing it. If he did have that ability, he would have put up more than 1 good playoff run in 7 attempts, and none in the past 5 attempts.
Fleury has a career 2.73 GAA and .903 sv % in the playoffs. Vokoun has a career 2.38 GAA and .925 sv %. Even Vokoun's worst playoff run is better than more than half of Fleury's playoff runs. Tell me how Fleury deserves yet another shot to redeem himself.
PS. When did I ever say the Fleury was incapable of winning in the playoffs? He has won. He just doesn't perform well.
On page one of this thread you said, "Fleury is just doesn't have the ability to perform well in the playoffs. This is proven". Should I have inferred something else from that statement?