Im glad everyone recognizes that he's not elite. Thats my main point. With the squad we got right now, we need an elite keeper.
Everyone huh? Selective reading?
We're thinking too emotionally. We're entitled little babies, let's be honest and if Jimmy isn't giving us the lights out goaltending we're afraid every other team but us has, we lose our s*** on him and claim he's not elite. 1:1, just pure skill wise, I'd put Jimmy top 5 today. I don't care about any of the forum groupthink, I don't care about stats, I see a goalie who with a little help can be a champion. He makes huge saves, he keeps us in games (even if we're too blind to notice) and I think he's better than some of the last few goalies to win a Cup. I think some of us are just playing it safe. Jimmy hasn't won, but when he does, then we'll feel comfortable calling him elite. Talk about having no confidence in your ability to judge a player. Just run with the crowd, keep a safe opinion, draw no attention. That's weak. Either stand behind what your eyes tell you, or admit you don't know enough to judge from what you see and shut up.
Quick wasn't elite until he won. Is Antii Niemi elite? Sports fans just can't fathom that an individual's performance in a team game is based much on the team around him. In ways most people won't notice or understand, but such is with the overly confident, if we don't see it, it must not exist.
Edited by shoobiedoobin, 07 February 2013 - 01:59 PM.