26 sep 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jasondomitrovic</b></div><div>Have you been watching any games lately. Like the last 3 shutouts by Tristan Jarry?</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jasondomitrovic</b></div><div>Yes and if you READ YOUR OWN POST you will see how (Non-Sensical) it sounds because BUD we won TWO Stanley Cups with a Goalie (Matt Murray) who had ZERO!!!! playoff experience and barely any NHL games and he went onto WIN a Stanley Cup even BEFORE his actual "Rookie Year". He also had hardly any regular season games and SO therefore how could you say Jarry can't do what Murray did. In fact, Jarry was drafted HIGHER than Murray and has more time to develop in the AHL. So when you say ONLY BAD THINGS CAN HAPPEN, then you obviously forgot about our back 2 back Stanley Cup winning years of 2016 & 2017.</div></div>
Jarry is way too small of a sample size to make a rash decision rn. Sure he's having a good stretch, just as any goalie will, but you shouldn't base a career off a couple games. Give him more time and see what you really have. Pens only need to make a decision before the expansion draft, where last time it took them 2 years to decide between Murray and Fleury, not 10 games.
As for the cups, Murray had a very experienced backup in Fleury in 15-16, who won his own cup, to mentor him and help control his nerves throughout each round of the playoffs because he's been through it all. DeSmith won't be that factor for Jarry at all, and vice versa, and the 2 might just be nervous wrecks in the playoffs and crumble. Sure you have Sid, Geno, Letang, etc. but none of them really know what it is to be the goalie during the playoff and how much more pressure goalies have than players, they won't be able to help for that.
In 16-17, don't forget that Fleury is the one who started the playoffs and brought the Pens past 2 rounds, a "backup" w/ his playoff experience has the ability to do that. That won't be the case for Jarry or DeSmith, as stated above.