I don't have official confirmation or anything but all signs point to a Gerber start. Back end of a back-to-back, against a weaker team, and Emery has had something like 9 consecutive starts. If we don't get him in now the next probable game isn't for weeks (Florida Feb 14, maybe Edmonton a week after that).
The only thing that might make Murray inclined to start Emery is the home-ice factor.
I'm glad Gerber is playing... if he is. It is about time he gets in net, performs well, and secures a win. Going into the playoffs, we need him on his top game.
Me also, hopefully he gets rolling now heading down the stretch. The guy didn't just suddenly become a bad goalie, I think he'll rebound. I know he has been awful at times this year, but it seems like nobody around here even wants to give him a chance.
I love both our goalies, but it seems like Emery can do no wrong (even when he is kicking out bantam level rebounds) and Gerber can do no right. We are becoming leaf nation number 2, as fickle as they come.
On the plus side, if he does play well and we lose we can always blame it on Corvo.......
I'm just worried that Gerber isn't getting enough starts. We learned from last year that both goalies have to be ready to go for playoffs. It doesn't matter who is better than who, if something happens (*knock on wood*), then uh oh. I really hope Gerber is starting tonight.
With Fisher back and likely on the Spezza line, rather than move Eaves back, I'd like to see Vermette center the Heatley/Alfie line.
Before all the injuries. Vermette was centering Alfie's line,and they seem to have good chmistry.
Lately Vermette and Heatley are on the PK together and seem to play well together too.
Kelly has been sruggling lately and it might do him good to get away from all the pressure on the top line for awhile.
Comrie is also struggling as has his whole line. Maybe there should be a shakeup there too.
I read somewhere that Alfie was questionable for the Montreal game. I hope he is okay and that all the 26 min games arent causing problems. Hopefully since everyone is back now, they won't overplay him I dont think he played as much the last game.