The past 3-4 years I have had to sit in my groups and grind my teeth
I'm known as the Dubnyk-hater in town
And I had to grind my gears silently because he DOES have incredible stats.
He's always in the top 5 when it comes to stats.
But I truly can't think of anyone who has accomplished less with such gaudy numbers
Has never stolen a playoff series, or carried a team on his back down the stretch.
he compiles massive numbers during times when the team around him was playing tight, good, solid hockey.
He never faced the high volumes of shots or the high quality shots others had to, imo.
I just think his career numbers highly over-value his worth.
I can see people falling for him, if they don't watch every game. And every goal he gives up.
Biggest goalie in the game most years … and yet leaves more unprotected net than any goalie I watch. That's not easy to do.
And since I'm Belushi-rolling here ….. WHY in the hell you wouldn't want Stalocks puck-playing abilities out there every night is beyond me.
He's often a third defenseman for us, often moves the puck before we ever have to come back deep.
And he's EXCELLENT at it. Somehow, he can move a puck better with a goalie stick than half our D can with theirs.
I'd much rather watch that than the big giraffe play the puck with a limp garden hose (which is what Dubnyk looks like)
Yes, I'm being hard on him, but there is no goalie in the league worse than him at playing a puck. I'll never be convinced that anyone is worse.
And usually a couple times a week, that costs us. Dearly.
< Message edited by SoMnFan -- 10/15/2019 2:23:29 PM >
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