evil roy wrote:
While I simply don't understand the fascination with Halak, I'm not sure Miller is the key to the Blues success.
But I found this and it has an interesting take on the issue so I thought I'd pass it on:http://www.stlouisgametime.com/2014/1/3 ... ip-floping
This link doesn't tell me to trade for Ryan Miller, it tells me our ->team<- is incapable of playing against a California team.
Sorry, it's the truth. Being outshot 13-6? 21-9? How are they getting these opportunities at-goal? Where's the D? Where's the offense making plays and scoring goals?
This isn't the Blues team we've seen, but here's (for the most part) why:
Reading that made me realize that we screwed up; we should have asked for the Blues to be moved to the Eastern Conference. There we'd make the Finals pretty consistantly and only have to worry about the West then and there. As it stands, our D can hold up against damn near everyone else, but anyone that's San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim is guranteed death this year to us.
Halak is an Eastern Conference netminder. Mind, he almost helped the Habs to the Finals, in a VERY WEAK Conference. That experience is what is getting him paid 4m a year, which is cool if you're another Eastern team that needs that brand of dominance, but against the West, Halak shows his holes glaringly. He's had the best season he's had since wearing the Note and we can clearly see he's hit his skill ceiling. Saying that, if we had the depth of D we thought we did, Halak would be more or less okay.
What is causing the team to turtle until the end of the game and suddenly, like clockwork, come alive? That's very suspicious.