"His ES SV% is to a point in the sample size where we have to admit what he is. An average goalie, nothing more. If he keeps his crease, he can keep the Hawks in games. " ctrl-p /finally you admit it
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Top 4 D don't grow on trees, sadly. At a meet and greet with season ticket holders last week Mr. Dithers stated, in regards to D, that they were in a "holding pattern for 2-3 years until their prospects were ready". Katz needs clean out the hockey operations department asap (Lowe, Tambo, Olcyzyk and pro-scouting). Dubnyk > Crawford /both below average starting goalies //wink wink
/shakes fist //nods solemnly Craw has his moments but it's the D in front that can make him look like a good goalie. His ES SV% is to a point in the sample size where we have to admit what he is. An average goalie, nothing more. If he keeps his crease, he can keep the Hawks in games. Stretching too far out of it will make for more long losing streaks. Glad to see he's staying home more now and, obviously, I think the defence in front is starting to figure it out based on this post. Still feel bad about what Carcillo did to Gilbert. No room in the game for that.
"There’s a pretty easily hoodwinked GM in Edmonton and Ales Hemsky is definitely getting moved in the next week." At least with Hemsky's inevitable trade I'll have a rooting interest in the playoffs. His trade will mark yet another low point in my Oilers' fandom, it ranks right up there with moving Smyth, Messier and #99.
Now I feel bad for picking on ole Tambo. Future is bright in Edmonton though! You guys have some great young talent. Just gotta get some top 4 defencemen and maybe some bionics for Whitney. Let me ask you though... what do you think of Dubnyk for the time being? I've always thought he was a serviceable NHL goalie with the right defence in front.