Skip to main content

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.


Popular posts from this blog

Scary news from Antwaan Randle El

Embed from Getty Images

Every Steelers fan knows Antwaan Randle El.

His pass in Super Bowl XL helped clinch the Steelers' fifth Lombardi.

Now people might know Randle El for another reason: He's having trouble remembering things and having trouble walking down stairs.

The Post-Gazette's story was a grabber, with Randle El saying he wouldn't play football if he could do it over again.

Here's a quote:

The kids are getting bigger and faster, so the concussions, the severe spinal cord injuries, are only going to get worse. It’s a tough pill to swallow because I love the game of football. But I tell parents, you can have the right helmet, the perfect pads on, and still end up with a paraplegic kid. There’s no correcting it. There’s no helmet that’s going to correct it. There’s no teaching that’s going to correct it. It just comes down to it’s a physically violent game. Football players are in a car wreck every week.
He played football for nine seasons. Now he worries ab…