February 11th, 2013, 09:36 AM #41
Quick's recovery from off-season back surgery can't be discounted either. Like the rest of the team, it may take him a while to get back to the level he was at during the regular season last year. As for the playoff level he played at, as has been mentioned previously, he may never get back to that again, as few goalies in the history of hockey have ever played at that level.
Originally Posted by Bojanglz
February 11th, 2013, 10:26 AM #42
Originally Posted by hockeymariner88
February 11th, 2013, 10:37 AM #43
Just out of curiosity, is this a general statement or a response to this thread in particular?
Originally Posted by P.I.T.A.
Cause honestly I don't see how suggesting such a common idea as starting the B/U goalie on the 2nd night of a road back-to-back leads to lamenting a general lack of fundamental hockey knowledge and declarations of "mindless nonsense".
We have all these things like the value of veterans and TEAM DYNAMICS, do these concepts apply to Quick as well? Or is he untouchable? Perhaps I'm just not reading the subtext very well.
February 11th, 2013, 10:57 AM #44
"Can I buy a vowel Pat" If I remember correctly, Quick just recently beat them 4 straight. The way Bernier looked the last time he played, no!
Originally Posted by Pretty Vivid
February 11th, 2013, 11:00 AM #45
Where's the Bernier > Quick crew?
February 11th, 2013, 11:03 AM #46
Bernier was also coming off the bench cold, I don't think it's fair to hold that one game against him. Who knows how many goals Quick would have let in that night had he stayed in after letting in 2 on 3 shots.
Originally Posted by jccawdrey
What I don't understand is, according to some none of the Kings struggles are Quick's fault. It's all the defense in front of him and the lack of scoring. Yet Bernier goes in, and all of a sudden it becomes his fault that he gave up a bunch of goals (most of them down a man). Why the double standard, how does that work?
Perhaps I'll ask the question another way: Who believes that Quick should start every single game of every season he's a LA King, regardless of the circumstance, unless he's injured?
Has an NHL goalie every started every single one of his teams games in a season before? I honestly don't know...
February 11th, 2013, 11:04 AM #47
LOL there's really such a crew?
Originally Posted by Lordmasterdeath
This being the internet, I guess I should have realized that this question would have gotten blown way out of proportion. All I was asking is, is it reasonable to give him ONE NIGHT off? I think so.
February 11th, 2013, 11:13 AM #48
And just remember people the kid hasn't started a game in almost a year so cut him some slack tonight.
February 11th, 2013, 11:21 AM #49
For your last question, yes, but the last one to do it was Glenn Hall in the early 60's.
Originally Posted by Peggy_GKG
I can think of a few that have started or played in over 70 games. Kiprusoff, Brodeur, and I think Roy.
February 11th, 2013, 11:22 AM #50
Oh yes, this crew exists or existed before Quick made them eat crow last summer.
Originally Posted by Peggy_GKG