Whoever plays against Buffalo is gonna see a boatload of shots... Buffalos had a real good start and they lead the league in shots on goal per game. Whoever the start goes to will see a lot of shots, and either get hot off of it or crumble. I predict theyll start Weekes so he can shake off the bad game (hopefully) and start Lundqvist against the Isles on Thursday, cause Weekes was just plain horrible againts them and Lundqvist needs revenge from the SOL.
Lundqvist has never played more than 42 games in a regular season. He has apparently never plaed in back-to-back games. The SEL schedule heis used to is much less rigourous than the NHL schedule (no 3 games in 4 nights in Sweden) and involved much less travel.
that's a one game scenario. Hot needs to be defined over several games, call it 4, 5 or 6 - it is a subjective term.
And it's not a no-brainer. Renney, hopefully, has a plan for Henke. Whether it's to get him in 30 games, 20 games or 40 games, he has a plan (and we do not have to agree with it or know it). He knows Henke is the future, and may be the franchise, but he still needs to find out both, and to what extent. He's not going to get stuck having Henke shouldering the load and taking on all the pressure, especially in October. It may be in his best interest to get Weekes going so he has two competent goalies from which to chose. Weekes is better than his Islanders outing - and those first two goals are tough to take so early in the game. He'll bounce back.