Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by Nautica54, Mar 10, 2017.
He's not bailing us out any more.
No, he's not. I'm not worried about him long-term, but... yeah. Playoffs are getting kind of close.
Dont think we can go far without him. We play too open of a style for him to play like this. Need him to get going.
That's sad more than anything considering Vasi is in his 1st season as a starter. Our goaltending has been historically horrid.
And the fact that he's only 23. Assuming he's with us for the entirety of his career, those records will be blown away.
He'll have a good shot placing high on all time lists as well. Considering most goalies don't become full time starters until their late 20's, a guy like MAF is already 11th all time in wins because he became a starter at 21, Vasi has age on his side and will be playing for a well managed Lightning team for hopefully his entire prime.
Today is Thursday, April 5, 2018. Shut down the Vas please Coop, no reason to gamble on some AHLer sliding into him and taking him out for the playoffs.
Gotta be a good sign for things to come.
For right now, it feels like Vasy's still fighting it a bit. He's making big saves, but pucks are once again kind of bouncing off him to random areas of the ice. He's not really controlling things at the moment.
I think if he can get to the second round, we see "holy crap did you see that save" Vasy again. Right now, he's worried about carrying the team when all of our lines (Hint: Stammer) are not clicking on either end of the ice.
I don't know where you get that he's carrying us. Three of our lines are playing exceptionally well, and we've controlled most of the series.
I'm sure he doesn't care all that much since he said so before (compared to the ultimate prize, this is nothing) but way to go Vasy!!! Learn and grow with your team!!
Probably a reach, but congrats all the same.
Agree it's a reach, though he was nothing less than spectacular for much of the season and it is a full season award. And, one stat that they may have taken into consideration was his SO save pct. (Which is in no way an endorsement by me of f**king shootouts).
2 of our defensive rotations, especially on the PK are still suspect. We'll have one good PK then a "hey look, Taylor Hall is all alone again" PK. We need to cut down the number of shots and get the PK working or it's a moot point.
won in the game thread.
needs an honorable mention here.
WOW, finally showing some goaltender like weirdo quirks
Does he ever blink during the game?
Lol.He may not care about this, either!
I saw that live and wondered if someone hadn't slipped him one of those smelling salt thingies.
Diggin' a bit more about his mysterious expression.
Here's a still pic version
and I thought the gif sorta looks like him stretching like a cat anyway