No, your reading comprehension blows a big one. He says anytime your defense hangs your goalie out to dry to an elite player, you can't fault the goalie.
Kronwall was in position. He was not able to establish significant body position to prevent a shot because Cleary gave it away right in Kronwall's face.
Cleary and Howard had gaffes on that play. You don't forgive one because of the faults of another.
Not that elite players don't score bad goals. Big difference there. I do agree with his line of reasoning. Hell, its what my defense tells me when they let the top scorers in they league get prime scoring chances on me.
I do not agree with his line of reasoning. If you put a different player and he replicates that shot (and lets be honest, it wasn't anything special), the line of reasoning dictates that Howard is suddenly at fault for that goal.
If Howard is in butterfly that early, he gets burned bad and that play turns into a highlight reel goal (or, more optimistically, a highlight reel save).
I never said for Howard to get into butterfly before the shot. I said he needed to get into butterfly to stop the shot. He attempted some obscure form of butterfly when he reacted and it cost him. If his reaction is what it is 98% of the time, that isn't a goal. Period.
Edited by Doc Holliday, 23 October 2010 - 09:16 PM.