If the Canes get Staal back soon, I think this could be a real shot in the arm for the Canes. As much as I like Cam Ward (I thought he had a chance to start for Canada in 2010 when he was playing so well in the playoffs last year), he just wasn't playing well before the injury. That goal against the Leafs where he just muffed the point shot spoke volumes, I thought.
Legace has the potential to be a big-time goaltender. Let's see if he seizes this opportunity. Sometimes it happens when your career is on life support.
What? He's 36. I think we can stop talking about his potential. What you've seen up to this point is what you get. He's just a decent goalie.
What I meant was, his skills dictate that he can be really good. Whether they've eroded, whether his confidence is there...nobody can really tell. I didn't mean that he might somehow develop into something better than he was. I guess I am expecting [hoping] that he plays like he played when he was at his best.
had this been the canes goalie of choice for backup initially, and i we didnt fall out of the gate like we did, i wouldve thought a lot more of our long term chances this year. this guy wouldve been a legit choice over leighton for sure. if we reshuffle well for next year maybe he'll stick around cheap for another year.
welcome back manny, i think you more than proved brass was wrong about you.
ps last time i saw manny play for us was in springfield MA, watching him play behind malik and jason mcbain - the future of the whalers d. during the first lockout in 95 i believe.