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Hurricanes @ Flyers; Team Cam or Dan?
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02-02-2013, 12:25 PM
How's the thesis?
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Durham NC
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I believe Peters was coming off a shutout last year and Muller didn't play him the next game, correct?
I do believe you're correct, this is a battle for the starting job.
There's also a world of difference between a guy that's 25 and hasn't proven anything in the NHL before, and a guy that's 32 and has proven to be a capable goalie before. Kirk already had said this year that Ellis would probably get between 15 and 20 games this year due to the schedule, the guy is an NHL goalie. Peters, regardless of if he posted a shutout or not in any game, is the definition of a tweener.
If Ellis gets the start on Monday as well, THEN we have the #1 goalie battle. Until then this is just riding the hot hand.
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