Canada's Goaltending

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  1. Taft

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    Anyone else think Glass looked a little shaky today vs. Czechs? We need to be able to count on the big save when it's needed and Glass doesn't seem like he can deliver that. You have to be able to stay focused for long periods of time even if you don't face shots so you can make the one big save for your team. I have been impressed with Beauchemin and would consider starting him for the gold medal game. Thoughts?
     
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    What are you talking about, oh my god Glass let in ONE goal on a two on one and he looks shaky, give me a break.
     
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    you don't change goalies like that before the gold medal game
    that's how you get burned
     
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    Canada's goalie doesnt matter at all.

    Almost any CHL goalie could have done as good as Glass.

    He stopped 10 shots today..
     
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    Canada's goalie does matter.....sure anyone of us could have played goal today...but what about Tuesday...facing at least 25 shots from the Russians.....Jeff Glass will not get the job done IF he is tested.
     
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    Glass has yet to be tested in this tournament and we really don't know how good he is.. Playing for team Canada against easy competition, Trevor Kidd could've stopped...most of his shots..

    Glass let in a weak one against Slovakia and obviously the Olesz goal, but he does have the excuse of being pretty cold during the games.. I remember Tretiak saying that he would rather face a lot of shots during a period rather than have 3 or 4 shots against because it's important for the goalie to constantly be in action.

    Glass is obviously a good goalie.. otherwise he wouldn't have been chosen as the starter, but so far in this tournament he hasn't really been tested yet, and I think considering the forwards that he'll be playing against, he'll face a few more shots on tuesday. This will be his first and only test of the tournament, and I think he's likely to do better against Russia than he did against Czech Republic and Slovakia..

    That said, from what I saw of him during the Canada training camp and at the tournament, I think his level of goaltending is a notch below the likes of Leclaire and Fleury who guarded the net for Canada in the past..
     
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    Glass should start but Sutter should be really to give him the hook very quickly if he looks at all shaky against Russia's offense.
     
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    I read a story somewhere that if Glass faces more than 25 shots in a game he may turn into a pumpkin. I may have my stories mixed up though. :confused:
     
  10. The girl I worked with today thought Glass should have been yanked because she thinks Beauchemin is hot. Her reason is about as good as any reason anybody else can come up with. :dunce:
     
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    apparently Glass faces very few shots for his WHL team and is successful .

    obviously it is a tad worrysome that Canada hasnt really been tested yet , but I think the age ,talent and experience of this team can overcome adversity if they fall behind v.s Russia on Tuesday
     
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    Glass holds the WHL record for the longest WHL game in history.. He stopped like 68 shots in a 2-1 win.. give the guy some credit
     
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    I too think that since tournament start he looked shaky. He won all thye game butn never faced real opposition. He looked like he couldn't find a confort zone. Now of course you don't switch goalie before a gold medal game... but I think it has to be of some concern... even if I still think Canada will win this one with overall talent depth I'm still worried
     
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    Yeah, that game against Germany really showed us what Beauchemin was made of, when the German players had trouble getting over the blue line... and what about the Swiss during exhibition play? Now there's a group of forwards you want to gauge your goalie against.

    Gee, what an amazing display from some of you. Let's make excuses in advance, so that if Canada doesn't win we'll have a scapegoat, shall we? What a great idea.

    Personally I put my faith in Brent Sutter... A little bird told me that man knows more about hockey and being a winner than all of us combined.
     
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    it was a 3-2 win in a quadrupal overtime game. Kootney Scored the game winner 15 minutes into the 4th overtime. Glass with 68 saves
     
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    Sadly true because I really think that Beauchemin is better than Glass.
     
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    Glass may have let in a couple of weak goals but it is hard to be in nets and only get 11 shots I know this from experience. He hasn't lost any games yet and that's what his job is, not to lose the game for Canada. He's done his job so far so I wouldn't change them for the finals.
     
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    I too think that Beauchemin is better then Glass but I think that Glass is a very good goalie and will get the job done and i don't think he looked shaky because when you get 11 shots on net its hard to stay focused and make the saves look easy because you cant get into a good groove to stop the pucks. I know this because I'm a goalie and when you don't get lots of shots it's hard to make the saves look easy and not look shaky.
     
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