I don't know...
I do agree that he has definitely made the Sharks shake their heads with his great stops - no argument there. I haven't had the opportunity to watch many Wings games this year and I was really looking forward to watching Dom in goal. I have to say though that overall, I'm a little underwhelmed. I'm not trying to start a flame war, just expressing my observations. He does spend a lot of time on his back, he's had too many close calls when clearing the puck and when trying to put it back into play after making a stop.
I know it's not a direct comparison as Dom is truly great in goal, but he kind of reminds me of when the Sharks had Irbe in goal years ago. The crowd would cringe when he handled the puck or ventured far from the goal. He often made spectacular saves, but would then leave you wondering if he had to make such a spectacular save if he was morein control.
Last night's game was heartbreaking - the Wings took advantage of the Sharks mistakes. It was a fun game to watch!
Best of three now!
BTW - It sure is refreshing to be playing a team that doesn't resort to cheap shots and dirty play.
Sharks fan forever!
(at least until we get a team here in Portland!)