Who should start against the Sens? Bonus question: How do we handle Pavelec's starts?
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02-08-2013, 12:03 PM
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You keep posting this. The quality of shots against is the concern, not quantity. At least with Buff and Bogo there teams are mostly boxed outside. Now it is a parade of breakaways, point-blank opportunities, and guys crowding the net. The D core is currently an AHL-level group overall. Guys are playing in positions above their grade because two out of the top three D are injured.
Personally I haven't seen anything that's of a higher quality than any other goalie faces from time-to-time.
I agree with someone who posted above that Pav's hasn't really been good for a lot of games last year and this year, but the game against Toronto wasn't really one of those.
I'm sorry but honestly a LOT of the goals against have not been "quality" chances (in other games). You look around at other teams and all of them let stuff like that and some of them just as often as we do.
Pavelec is not yet an average NHL starter. But, I think Montoya is most likely worse, Pasquale isn't ready (and may never be a true NHL starter) and Dekanich still hasn't returned to pre-injury form.
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