Chicago Blackhawks Fans: It’s Time To Stop the Marty Turco Hate

December 29th, 2010 by Tyler Juranovich Leave a reply »
As an avid Blackhawks fan who loves to read about the team I love non-stop, I am pretty well-read about what other fans or bloggers think about this year's Chicago Blackhawks.

After reading many blogs and websites, even this one, I've come to the conclusion that Blackhawks fans don't really like Marty Turco. His stats aren't incredible, I'll give them that, but Turco's numbers are not because he has failed to play well in goal.

The players around him have failed to play good hockey.

Tuesday night's game is clear evidence of this. Turco faced an uncanny 43 shots, stopping 40 of them. 18 of those shots came in the first period.

Turco was the reason the Blackhawks had ANY chance of winning this game. He was making absolutely crazy saves all game, especially in the first period.

A goaltender can only take a certain amount of shots before some make it past him. The defense has to show up or a goal will ensue, no matter how good the goaltender is.

This was the case Tuesday night.

It didn't help that the Blackhawks played one of their worst games of the season.

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