He's not a top 4 guy yet for sure, but now he's improving and that's all that matters.
I'm really happy about how Gainey is using the kids so far, I can't say the same about Julien, it was one of the reasons I wanted him gone.
If the goalie gave him the option to do it im sure he would have done it . Remember Julien is the main reason Ryder made the team and him and Ribeiro were the leading scorers last season .
Firing Julien was a desperate move to get some confidence in Theodore telling him he's the guy. It didn't turn out like expected . And Higgins and Komi weren't given key role right off the bat , the team had to build some confidence with Huet 1st .
Theo did cost Julien job in my books . Even if im a happy camper with Carbo/Gainey .