You're right because at 20 and 23 we obviously can see who's won the battle.....
In a draft you should always draft either BPA or draft in term of need.
If Montoya was the BPA then I can understand the pick but if he wasn´t, not only did we neglect to draft the BPA but also neglected to draft for need.
As you said, its to early to see who will turn out to be the better goaltender, Lundqvist or Montoya but at least we have Lundqvist "in the battle".
Which gives us better depth at the goaltending position than at other positions.
Hence, Montoya was not drafted because of need, that only leaves him being the BPA. If he was then fine, but if he wasn´t we made a bad pick.
While I admire his determination, I hope Blackie is done. I just don’t believe he has a future in the NHL with 2 blockers and no glove.
With that said the NYR should do him a favor and cut him. It does nothing for the future of the NYR or HWP to have him taking a roster spot on either team.
Dan Blackburn is not taking up a roster spot on either the Rangers or Hartford.In fact,Dan does not even have a guaranteed deal-it's a tryout.In due time,Dan will retire and collect his insurance money.He just needs some more time
I have thought about that too. I think he will get the start. In 03-04 we had Minnesota and Columbus back to back, and Markkanen started the second game, although the fact Dunham and the Blueshirts gave up 5 I think in the opener, Dunham would've probably rested the next nite anyway. I cannot predict whether we will win or lose, but I think Philly will have a pretty good number of shots on us, and Weekes is going to get worked.
and I gather he'd be able to handle the pressure, with his international experience, but my guess is that he starts his first game in Washington, the fourth game of the season. But, that's without anybody seeing Lundqvist in any preseason games. I only guess this because Philly would just be unfair, and a home game would be viewed as too much, I believe, and the next game's in Jersey.