Andrei Vasilevskiy is on a 3 game shutout streak

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  1. Goose Registered User

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    I can’t tell if this is serious or sarcasm?

    We’re talking about the goalie who is the reigning cup champion and posted a .927 with a sub-2 GAA last playoffs?

    He’s literally the last goalie on the planet right now to think will choke in the playoffs.
     
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    Helps playing Dallas, one of the worst teams since start of Februar. Stars in general score very few goals lately.
     
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    As a Canes fan, what impresses me more than the firepower of the Bolts is their defense. Having just played our brutal 4 in a row stretch against these guys, I am convinced they are the best team in hockey. They can outskill anyone in the league, even without Kucherov. But what will make them a playoff threat is their ability to play a shutdown, physical game.

    My younger Canes need to learn how to play these kinds of games. We get destroyed if we play a really fast and physical defensive team, a la Boston and Tampa. I feel like we also need 1 or 2 Blake Coleman types to put us over the edge, and we probably need a little more experience for our core players as well.

    It's true that Vasilevskiy is incredible, and I dare anyone to say he is not the most valuable goalie in the world right now. He is. He is an amazing last line of defense. However, what matters more is Tampa's very good defense. Look at their goal differential. I think they've allowed 39 goals against last I checked. That is ridiculous. Just checked - still true. They give up less than 2 goals a game.
     
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    I believe he just moved ahead of Flower in the Vezina race.
     
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    And my fantasy team is loving it
     
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    This is why I want teams to not be afraid of drafting goalies high in the furst round. The goalie can be the man.
    Askarov lsst year. Jesper Wallstedt this year.
     
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    One of/ if not the only goalie(s) worth taking at 10 million
     
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    At least one ten million goalie isnt disappointing so far. Disappointment will cone eventually though.
     
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    He is now almost as good as Brian Boucher.
     
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    He's 26 with a 1st round pedigree, a career 0.920, a Vezina win, 2 additional nominations, and a Stanley Cup.

    I'm not in favor of paying goalies that much, and disappointment just may happen at some point - but if there is one case to pay a goalie $9.5M, it's Andrei Vasilevskiy.
     
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    Best goalie in the league and it’s not even up for debate. Nobody even close
     
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    Nice to see Dallas is on protocol still.
     
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    Yep, the difference between the Lightning that got swept and the Lightning that won the cup was the team committing to team defense rather than skilled run and gun offense. That and they needed to add 1 or 2 Blake Coleman types too.
     
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    He isn't no Brian Boucher yet.
     
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    Nah, that was staged just like the moon landing. Filmed in a remote studio in Edmonton. Listen to the crowd noise, doesn’t even sound real.
     
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    It’s literally not even fair to have such good skaters and then oh yeah, don’t forget this guy is the last line of defense. Same thing with Boston lol.
     
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    I’ve said before that he’s a generational goalie. Some didn’t agree. I’m not really sure what else he had to do to be a generational goalie.
     
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    Fleury should win the Vezina but Vasilevsky should be 2nd.

    Over past 4 years he is the best goal tender in the league
     
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    Fantastic goalie behind a fantastic team putting up gaudy stats.
     
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    He has to do a lot more

    The greatest goalie ever won 6 vezina's, 2 harts, 2 Lindsay's and had the greatest none big 4, 7 year stretch ever

    Vasilevsky needs atleast a 6/7 year stretch with 3 vezina and 2-3 top 5 hart places to get consideration for being generational

    Not many consider Brodeaur or Roy generational players and they accomplished much more than Vasilevsky has at this point.

    He needs 4-5 more seasons as being the best goalie or 2nd best to be generational
     
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