Sure is nice that he got his first win, and against the Wings no less, who we seem to do quite well against for some odd reason. Its funny that now that we dont have a snowballs chance to get outta last, I'm actually hoping for some W's to make us look a wee bit more respectable.
Great to see Dubnyk get his first win last night. He's been deserving of one for awhile now. I would like to see how he plays in front of a good team. There's something there, he's very cool (thus him being called "the big easy"). I still think he needs more seasoning, but there's elements to his game I like over JD's.
Either way, it was fun to watch a win and the guys celebrating with Dubes. You could really tell they wanted to get this one for him.
Cogliano. I think this kid's finally found his game. I still would keep him over a player like O'Sullivan any day.
Probably the best possible outcome - Dubnyk gets the win, and we still give a point up to screw the Flames.
Yeah, that's exactly what I thought. I don't think anyone can blame DD for the last 0.3 sec goal. He played phenomenal throughout the game and on that goal was left with 2 Reg Wingers alone in front of the net. Would be nice to see how he develops further.
Originally Posted by Tyrolean
Great for DD as it builds his confidence. I still don't think he will be an all star NHLer any time soon.
I don't think it is about all-star goaltenders. It is about creating sufficient competition between JDD and DD and letting their game decide who will take no. 1 place in the future.
Correction: let's play AHL D-men to give them more NHL experience while going for Hall at the same time. It isn't pretty but it is the most prudent strategy at the moment.
Bonehead play by Peckham aside this is simply ridiculous. This org is playing AHL defencemen because its all they have at the moment.
If the Oilers sat out healthy NHL dmen to help facilitate acquiring the #1 pick this team would be an even bigger farce than they appear to be. Not to mention the impending investigation by the League.
If we're relying one of these hapless chumps to become a bona fide number one, we're going to be on the outside looking in for a good long time. Let me put it even more bluntly: they both suck.
You know the numbers Craig Anderson was posting around DD's age? What a chump he must be for the Avs. There is such thing called player development. If you look at the top of the Western conference you'll see lots of teams (LA, Chicago, Phoenix, Colorado) who had lots of such "chumps" on their teams for a few years until they developed. In the present cap-era you can't just go to the UFA market to buy a quality team.
There's also such a thing as lousy hockey players. What makes you think the development fairy will transform these career AHL back ups currently tending the net into real players?
And yet in the present cap era we could have gone to the UFA market and bought actual NHL goaltenders, including this guy Anderson you're talking about. Whoops.
Which is why I am talking about competition. You are not taking chances on a single player. Let several of them compete and pick the best. You seem to have missed the whole point I was making. Sure, you can go to the UFA market and bring in an actual NHL goalie just like we did this summer with Bulin. How did that work out for the Oilers? Whoops.