ToddM wrote:cdanew wrote:ToddM wrote:You laugh, but Honka's being scratched by a coach who needed a Vezina-caliber goalie just to be mediocre.
He was also scratched consistently by: (1) the coach with the 3rd most wins in the NHL, and (2) the coach with the 6th most wins in the NHL, neither of whom managed to make the playoffs in their last seasons.
That's like saying the Canadiens are the best team in hockey because they won a bunch of Cups in the 1970s. Hitch is done. Ruff actually did start Honka and give him minutes, and Honka tore *poo poo* up. Monty would rather default to old and slow, because he's just a younger, slimmer version of Hitch without the Cup.
Yeah, that one goal and -4 in 16 games in 16-17 really tore *poo poo* up.