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Poll of the Week - April 20


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Eastern Conference Goalies  

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  1. 1. Which Eastern conference playoff goalie would you opt for if you were trying to win a Cup this year?

    • Tuukka Rask
    • Carey Price
    • Ben Bishop
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    • Henrik Lundqvist
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    • Sergei Bobrovsky
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There are a number of great goalies in the playoffs in the East. Some play for good defensive teams, others need to do more work. Putting aside the teams they play for or systems they play in, which goalie would you want playing for your team if you were trying to win a Cup this year and come out of the East?

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Prepare for a landslide!

Well that's one of the things I'm curious to see... do people have confidence in Carey? Or would you swap him out for a player with more experience or who was deemed to have a better season this year? To be clear, this is not asking who you would want playing for the Canadiens, just who you would want to try and win a Cup if you were building a team for this one season only.

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I chose Carey. More than anything else, he is so calm, and I think he has better fundamentals than any other goalie. If something were to happen and he were to implode mentally (which I don't think we'll ever see again), he would still the best just because he relies on pure athleticism than any other goaltender.

Tukka, Bishop, and Bob are all good goalies, but they just don't have that same aura of calm when they play. It's probably why they are (IMO) overrated a little. Rask will win the Vezina over Price, but there is little doubt in my mind who the better goalie is.

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Seems pretty unanimous for now, so let me add on to that question... rank the 8 goalies in the order you'd take them... This is mine:

1. Price

2. Lundqvist

3. Rask

4. Bobrovsky

5. Bishop

6. Howard

7. Emery/Mason

8. Fleury

Same for me, but I would swap the bottom two.

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Seems pretty unanimous for now, so let me add on to that question... rank the 8 goalies in the order you'd take them... This is mine:

1. Price

2. Lundqvist

3. Rask

4. Bobrovsky

5. Bishop

6. Howard

7. Emery/Mason

8. Fleury

On that list, I'd go with:

1a.)Price

1b.)Rask

3.)Lundqvist

4.)Bobrovsky

5.)Howard

6.)Bishop

7.)Mason

8.)Emery

9.)Fleury

I honestly believe that if you swapped Carey Price and Tuukka Rask right now, neither team or player would see a significant change in their fortune. I also think that if you put either of those two goalies on any of the other playoff teams, those teams would be instantly better. Some of them might be unstoppable.

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Apparently I'm allowed to delete my vote :lol:. I'll just keep it and wait for the pitch forks. I cast my vote without seeing that I'd be the only one :lol:. Always the black sheep in here, love it :lol:.

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Excellent plan with this poll Ted, it seems we've managed to flush out the spy. I assume she's been removed?

:lol:

Haha... people can have whatever opinion they like, the purpose of this poll was really to ask people to evaluate the other options for goaltenders and reflect on whether they'd prefer anyone else over Carey. He's a guy who got a lot of criticism early on in his career from fans in Montreal, so I was curious as to whether people would put a guy whose had success at every level except the NHL playoffs and take him over a Cup winner or a guy with more NHL experience, for example. I'm sure there's a homer element here and that fans in Boston or NY might stick with their guys too, but it's nice to know fans seem to be behind Price at this point.

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Guest mrsmarkov

Excellent plan with this poll Ted, it seems we've managed to flush out the spy. I assume she's been removed?

:lol:

I'm eating my salad here and I nearly choked..that was funny. No, no my friend I only bleed bleu blanc and rouge...no spy here. I'm just brutally honest that's all. I have plenty of faith in Carey..I just have my favourites.

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