Yeah that was a problem for Holtby when he first came up too remember? Was that Oates? Lots of offense but no D and they gave up way too many shots for him to do much about. He was facing like 45 a game.
I don’t think we are far off from that here. Roster wise we have good talent but we are really heavy on the offensive Dmen. Like one starter unbalanced maybe. Chara would fix that if he wasn’t older than me.
To me, It's starting to feel that way with Vanecek, just like it felt that way with Holtby, even though the results on paper weren't there, you could tell it wasn't his fault.
It was nice seeing Ovi get the game winner in OT tonight, but they rightly gave the player of the game to Vanecek with his 40 saves. I do think he's flashing something here. But trying not to get too excited, and also kinda feel that the rule, rather than the exception, will be that the defense lets him down. So I'm being realistic about it. But I really, really continue to like what I see with him.