kilgore Posted November 17, 2015 Share Posted November 17, 2015 Its not about passing a torch to one for a while, then back to the other once the first one is exhausted and screwing up. Its about goalie management. And this organization has been horrible at it for years now. They are giving Miller the same treatment as they did Luongo at times. Play him till he either a. Gets injured or b. Gets tired both mentally and physically and it affects his play. Then play the backup until he's exhausted like Lack last year (And do not pace the first backup with the second, even for a game) Meanwhile the backup is on the bench for weeks at a time. Its like Willie is fooled by the fact that OF COURSE Miller will play his best at the start of the season. He is injury free, rested, fresh from a Summer of conditioning. But that does not mean you throw out the plan of pacing him throughout the season. THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF PACING. So he retains some of that energy and keeps a consistent playing level throughout the season and hopefully into the playoffs. And meanwhile the backup will be more game-ready. Even if its Bachman on the bench, you don't throw out the plan. Case in point: Small sample size but two back to backs with Bachman on the roster. One Willie played him, one he doubled up on Miller. Oct. 29, against Stars: Miller - loss Oct. 30, against Coyotes: Bachman - win .......... Nov. 7, against Sabres: Miller - loss Nov. 8, against Devils: Miller - loss Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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