- Aug 1, 2001
So is there a controversy? After tonight, do you give Doby the start on Friday against the Pens? Who is your number one right now?
I’ll forever say he saved their season. If he doesn’t hold the fort on that west coast trip, this season easily could have gotten away from them.It's a great rebound for Tuukka, but we're very fortunate to have Khudobin play so well in the early part of the year when Rask was struggling a bit. Kept us in the playoff picture and really steadied the ship.
No doubt. And gutsy move by the coach. Rask wasn't playing well, but there aren't many coaches that would rest the clear #1 AND keep him on the bench while riding the #2's hot streak.I’ll forever say he saved their season. If he doesn’t hold the fort on that west coast trip, this season easily could have gotten away from them.
I think this is where the dangling act Claude had to pull off after Chiarelli’s firing potentially comes into play. Svedberg/Khudobin/AHL call-up would come into a game cold, having only seen practice shots for two weeks at a time, be mentally unprepared for game speed, and stumble in a start, which the coach couldn’t afford in order to keep his job, which meant more Rask than Rask can handle, which aided late-season collapses. If he feels totally safe in 2015-16 and his half of 2016-17, he might have been willing to let them ride out of their struggles a little more. After all, Subban’s been serviceable in Vegas this year. That wasn’t totally out of nowhere.I really like the rotation choice of having Dobby get the Canes game and saving Rask for the Penguins. Dobby gets to face (and beat) this old team and the red-hot Rask gets a very good Penguins team. It's probably the obvious move, but I'm not sure Claude had enough faith in his backups over the last couple of years to do something like this.
This was my initial gut reaction as well.Cool chart. Wouldn't a percentage ranking make more sense for them than a gross number? For instance, John Gibson has half the expected goals that Carey Price has, if you doubled that his Saves Above Expected would move him well up the list
Holtby would still be first from this list, but Bishop would be second.