This was a tough one. Of all the positions, this one is most dependent on how well they do from Oct to Dec. I voted for Crawford, Luongo and Price. I think one will be either Luongo or Smith. They'll want a 30-something veteran on the team. Luongo can't be shaky like he has been the past couple of seasons (ala Fleury). However, if he rebounds even a little, which I think he will, he's in. Crawford obviously proved this past season he is solid. However, we will have to see how he responds after a demanding shorten season, long post and a short summer of celebrating with the cup. Plus, he doesn't have Emery to back him so he'll play even more games this upcoming season. Holtby is just calm and steady. He kicked it in the second half of the season (which contributed largely to the Caps success, not just Ovi and his goals). However, he's very young and who knows how he'll respond under the microscope of international pressure. Regardless, I would have chosen him over Price but just couldn't vote for a Cap. I feel like Price is the "chosen one" by Team Canada--that they really, really want him to be their goalie so it's his to lose. Although considered by the pundits as unreliable and somewhat of a disappointment, he just got a new goalie coach so hopefully things turn and he'll be solid in net once again. Go Canada!
I'm with you on Crawford and Luongo but I went with Holtby for third. As much as I hate tat he's on the caps I really like this kid. If anything he seems to play better in the big stage games. I think though that we need to give him some international experience and that alone should get him on the list. I totally agree that the next 4 months will be an audition for these guys more than anyone and it should be fun to see what happens. I'm trying not to think about the face that it means he'll have to win games for the caps to do it cause I was hoping they'd be crushed this year.
Ginger: Poor Sid's going to need another dentist trip, but Pens are in the playoffs! Not that I'm excited or anything.
Mar 22, 2017 11:31:13 GMT -5
lm: I'm not banning new joins but i can tell if they are using ip blockers when they sign up so at least it gives more control.
Mar 22, 2017 9:35:50 GMT -5
cat: Don't ban new members from joining tho
Mar 22, 2017 6:15:00 GMT -5
cat: I'm late to the discussion but I'm in favour of membership, I like knowing who I'm talking to
Mar 22, 2017 6:10:22 GMT -5
sakky: that shot by sid was a beauty, but i wouldn't worry about the tooth, nub. he can just get it replaced again. i hope guentzel isn't too bad off. pens need to get healthy since it's playoffs time
Mar 21, 2017 23:45:16 GMT -5
NuB: Gee whiz... not the teeth again!!! And I really hope jake is okay? The kids on Sid's line make it fun to watch them again.
Mar 21, 2017 21:54:58 GMT -5