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12-22-2009, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by I am The Mush View Post
All but the most talented goalies are usually an automatic L their first game or two up. The last thing this team can afford is an automatic L. That's what I think that decision is about. At this point I kind of hope Leighton breaks a pinky or something dumb if we're losing...might as well see what we've got.
Mike Brodeur in Ottawa is certainly an exception to the rule, but I agree with you.

As for Backlund, at this point, why not give him a start, although throwing him the wolves might not be good for his confidence/development.

Maybe playing a rookie goalie will result in the team playing harder (although that experiment failed miserably a few years back when they tried that with a rookie J-M Pelletier).

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