Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sympathy for the Devil?

Unlike the Sun's Don Brennan, I'm not quite ready to dispatch Martin Brodeur to the scrap heap of once great goaltenders:

Perhaps the impact Brodeur will have in this series has been grossly miscalculated. While claiming three Cup rings and victories on the global stage, he now has a 6-8 record against the Senators in post-season play. And he is showing some serious flaws. He looked extremely un-Brodeur-like on the sharp-angled goals by Tampa's Vinny Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis in Round 1. And his play against the Senators in th series opener -- despite all the clips and quotes you heard and read -- was certainly far from great. Great goalies don't allow bad goals in big games. Great goalies have great glove hands ... they certainly don't get beat on the trapper side five times in one night.

Well, I'm certainly not banking on that kind of sloppiness to let us slip through to the finals. No need for sympathy here. He's going to be solid tonight and so will the Jersey team defence.

I think the Sens drop this one, grab two at home before splitting the last two games. Picks, pans and f--k you's, leave 'em as you see fit in the game day thread.

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