ClamRussel wrote:The grass is always greener isn't it.....
Laugh if you will but I too remember Brochu being tops in the A and Burke & Moog going ga-ga over him....
Is Sabourin really an improvement over Flaherty or is it just a sexier choice because of age etc? I still maintain Flaherty could have been the perfect b/u who would be HAPPY playing 10% of the games and remaining positive about it.
We've still got the rights to Noronen and with Vincent & Schnieder coming down the pipe I wasn't too worried about the future at all.
Once again Flaherty gets screwed.
I'd be fine w/ this if the NEW guy was an improvement....but really, what has Sabourin done that says he'll be so much better than Wade? At least Wade has NHL experience.
Jyrki21 wrote:I don't understand the Canuck fans (not the ones here, but where I've read otherwise) who thinks the backup goalie is supposed to be a VÃ©zina winner. There's a reason they're the backup.
What Marc Crawford also seemed to never understand is that when you have backups who post excellent stats like 2.52, .900 and look good in the process (hello, Johan Hedberg), that's more than adequate.
Sabourin will be fine, just as Skudra, Hedberg, and -- yes -- Ouellet would have been fine if ever given a real chance and not hounded by fans every time they surrender a goal. They're not supposed to be perfect. I hope and pray that Vigneault makes an attitudinal shift from Crawford's poisonous mismanagement here.