Too Many Shutouts?

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  1. Hedberg

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    Doesn't it seem weird that there have been so many shutouts in the Olympics. For example, Evgeny Nabokov doesn't have a shutout in the NHL this season but he shutout both Sweden and Canada.
     
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    A lot of it has to do with one team coming in to the olympics without any kind of motivation or team game (Canada, which got blanked by the swiss, the russians and Finland) and teams that were either decimated due to 'injured' players or just not having that top end quality (Sweden who lost 3 nil to slovakia, swiss who got blanked by Finland, Italy who got blanked by Finland, Kazakhstan who got blanked by russia, Germany who got blanked by Finland and Russia who got blanked by Finland).


    Which has led to the comical results that the Finnish backup has two shutouts.
     
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    Too many shutouts? Blame Canada! :D
     
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    I second that! :biglaugh:
     
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    How many shutout´s would be OK with you? I´ll try to get it in the rules.
     
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    The shutouts are from the high caliber of goalies that are there. Nothing wrong with that.

    I don't see what is "comical" about Norrena getting two shutouts.
     
  7. Fugu

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    The bigger ice makes it easier for the defense than the offense. Recall that the neutral zone trap comes to us from international play, originally started by the Czechs to counter the high-flying Red Machine. That along with the very intense schedule slowed a lot of guys down. The first half of the Olympics seemed more intense and higher scoring. Then came the fatigue and the trap. Oh well.
     
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    Haha! Good one! :biglaugh:
     
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