This thought on Mazanec vs. Rinne in Game 2

I didn’t want to be pissy. I didn’t want to be argumentative. I didn’t want there to be any confrontations. I certainly didn’t want to fight with Preds fans (even though it’s like shooting fish in a barrel sometimes.)

they were down 3-0, 2 were deflections, but the fans are acting like an NHL goalie has never stopped a deflection before. We pull to within 3-2, he lets in a goal to make it 4-2, we make it 4-3, he lets in a goal to make it 5-3

Here’s MY truth.

Starting goalie is healthy. Check.

Starting goalie is paid 7 MILLION dollars. Check.

Team is playing back to back games against its’ chief rival. Check.

Team BEAT its’ chief rival the night before. Check.

Team BEAT its’ chief rival the night before with starting goalie healthy. Check.

Second game of back to back against a team that is 0-2-0 and you want them to be 0-3-0. Check.

Backup goalie is paid 575K. Check.

Backup goalie has played 2 NHL games in three seasons. Check.

Backup goalie should probably play a couple “softball” teams to start the season to gain confidence. Check.

Backup goalie should probably NEVER play Central Division rivals, which are called “four point games.” Check.

Starting goalie may need more rest as the season rolls on, but to say Game 2, against a Central Division rival is the perfect place to start this rest concept is INSANE. Check.

Fan admits he doesn’t know as much as coaching staff, but thinks that not a single team playing its’ chief rival in back to back contests, where the first game went in their favor would CONSIDER playing their inexperienced backup goalie in that situation. Check.

Mazanec is Czech.

Rinne is Fin.

This post is fin. CHECK!

 

 

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