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Penguins need to stick with Vokoun in playoffs

Do you still trust Marc-Andre Fleury?

I don't.

We'll see if the Penguins do when their Eastern Conference semifinal series starts later this week against the Ottawa Senators.

But I can tell you one thing, I certainly don't want to see him in goal again.

Yes, he's won a Cup. But he's cost the Penguins the past two springs in the playoffs. I don't want to see it become a third.

Tomas Vokoun might not be the best goalie around, but with the players the Penguins have assembled, he doesn't need to be.

The shutout of the Islanders in Game 5 was nice (Fleury also had one in Game 1), but Vokoun did enough to help the Penguins win Game 6.

I'm afraid if Fleury would have played in Game 6, the Penguins would have lost.

At a minimum, Vokoun should start until he puts up a Fleury-like game. Then a debate can begin.

Until then, ride Vokoun.


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