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04-20-2013, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Death Taxes Conacher View Post
Strike one... Dan Ellis

Strike two... Anders Lindback so far

If Yzerman fails at getting a goaltender for the third time it's time to move on. You could conceivably blame the defense on Boucher and they have played better but Yzerman hired Cooper also so it's all on him.
Heh... Ellis was never meant to be a long term solution. It was made quite obvious from day one that he was just a stopgap while they looked onward for somebody in the future or waited for Smith to get his **** together. It just so happens that the team itself was outperforming expectations while Ellis and Smith were stinking up the joint. So SFY had to make changes to his stopgap and traded for Roloson.

It's still too early to close the book on Lindback too. Garon was signed as a backup and he's pretty much performed as you would expect him to and probably a little more as he was forced to be the #1 last year. The only real "misses" you can pin on Yzerman for goaltending is the Ellis signing and the Roloson re-signing.

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