I thought Dom was pretty bad in our losses when we needed him, personally. That Selanne shot that was unstoppable...would have hit every other goalie in the chest. That doesn't mean any other goalie would have gone farther than him though.
There needs to be no bashing of Dom. His stats speak for himself...the only controversy is that people are still saying he's starter. If he and everyone else would just adjust to his role as backup he could go back to being beloved.
Hello Boys and Girls of Hockeytown:
To say that Dom looked bad is being obvious. Actually he looked awful, and really hasn;t been the Dom we have known and loved. For those who are saying that age is a factor, well, your right. It is. You can look back and talk about the older goalies of yesteryear, Terry Sawchuk for one, and use the excuse that they played in their 40's. Johnny Bower of the Leafs did. But remember, the sport is a lot tougher and faster than it was back then. A 40 year old goaltender has no chance for the up-and-coming youth of todays NHL.
Quite franlky, I'm pleasantly surprised at the play of Chris Osgood. He has done well this year. Add to that the fact that the Wings have 5 losses this year, 4 at the hands of the Blackhawks. Speaking of which, why after 22 games have the Wings played the 4 times already? Where is the schedule guy getting his weed from? Anyway, look gang..Dom is too old and the Wings need Chris Osgood to get in there and be at his best so the Wings can, too.
Just a thought. Thanks Everygody. Jay Rock OUT!