I think this is kind of her point. That's how significant Dubnyk is. When the team has a goaltender that is solid, they trust him and focus on the offensive end, not having to worry about cheating back to "help out".
And the Wild has had solid goaltending for most of their existence. It's been their trademark. Manny Fernandez, Dwayne Roloson, Ilya Bryzgalov, Niklas Backstrom, Devan Dubnyk. Their biggest problem is they can never score. Only recently under Boudreau have they been in t
Wings fan weighing in, IMHO it has to be hands down Suter. We have the most vanilla boring defense in the league, a bunch of pylons, a couple of times a month Green remembers to rush the puck and Kronwall's knee allows him to be the player he once was a few shifts a game but other than that.......
A guy like Suter who can and does play big minutes in each and every situation, often double shifting he can cover up for a lot of mistakes by others. A brilliantly underrated player. Lidstrom h
That's pretty spot-on.
However we also have players like Coyle and Koivu who always seem to find themselves behind offensive opponents or on the outside edges of them (instead of in front of them) right out in front of the net. They aren't the only ones but they stand out more than others. Poking a stick out toward the puck after a player already gets a shot off isn't effective.
A significant goal tender wouldn't be giving up those types of rebounds.
First, cheers for the pics. It was those that I was referring to; needless to say I remembered a couple things wrong. But looking at where they've scored on Doobs; 5-hole, low corners and high corners, though high corners could be regarded as normal for butterfly goalies.
But the amount of goals low suggests that opponemts aim there more; both for scoring and fishing for rebounds. Doobs is pretty average when it comes to directing shots to the corner with his pads. Often the puck lan