Every year, as the Stanley Cup Final teams are set, we all rush to make judgments on "trends" in the NHL. Last year, the theme was "cheap" goalies. Given that Antti Niemi and Michael Leighton were both considered replacement-level at best, many of us rushed to vindicate the goalie-on-the-cheap method.
On Friday night, there were comments flying around Twitter that the performance of Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas had fully justified the approach of paying top dollar for an "elite" goalie.
However, even before the Bruins had edged out the Lightning, Ken Campbell from The Hockey News had written this article about the poor goaltending quality in this year's playoffs.
That sounds like a lot of opposing opinion. So which one is the truth?