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Opening night starter

View Poll Results: Opening night starter
Rick DiPietro 22 44.00%
Al Montoya 13 26.00%
Evgeni Nabokov 15 30.00%
Other 0 0%
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09-23-2011, 11:58 AM
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Opening night starter

While I think Nabokov is the best goalie we have and therefore he should start, I would be shocked if it was him. Starting in goal on opening night is big, I feel they are going to give that honor to either DP or Montoya, guys who were here for the long haul last season for the most part. I am going to go with DP as my vote. He appears to be healthy, and wasn't rehabbing anything this summer finally and given his contract, I think they are going to give him the first crack on showing he's their guy. Not saying I agree with it, just my take.

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09-23-2011, 12:04 PM
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Whoever shows they deserve it by the end of pre-season

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Montoya I hope.

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Whoever shows they deserve it by the end of pre-season
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This ! There should be no sentimentality, no pressure from management, I don't care if it's Nabakov or Poulin or Nilsson even, Cappy needs to have the b@lls to say, this goalie gives me the best chance to win.

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Wish it wasn't but it will clearly be DP. He's "healthy" and still has another decade on his contract.

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I hope Montoya, but really think Rick gets the nod.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
This ! There should be no sentimentality, no pressure from management, I don't care if it's Nabakov or Poulin or Nilsson even, Cappy needs to have the b@lls to say, this goalie gives me the best chance to win.
I agree, but given contracts play a huge role I say there is about 0-1% chance that Nilsson or Poulin make this team. On October 8th, if a trade isn't made, DP, Montoya and Nabokov will be on the roster, with one of them as a healthy scratch.

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Everyone knows it will be DP.

Should go to whoever performs the best in preseason though.

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I wish that were the case......

Bottom line is if Rickey is healthy hes playing....

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I'm hoping it's Montoya or Nabokov but we all know it's going to be DP.

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I wish that were the case......

Bottom line is if Rickey is healthy hes playing....
Yup..

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Hey guys it appears as though you all believe DiPietro will be starting the season do you believe there will be a change in that midway down the season if Nabokov or Montoya outplays DP in the starts that they do get?

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It'll be Montoya for the first few games then it will be Nabokov.

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Hey guys it appears as though you all believe DiPietro will be starting the season do you believe there will be a change in that midway down the season if Nabokov or Montoya outplays DP in the starts that they do get?
There is no doubt they will outplay him, now or down the stretch. DP is damaged goods, his mobility is horrific. If Garth and Wang and Capuano want to win they have to sit DP in lieu of the better goalies.

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I hope Montoya. I really like the guy and feel he deserves a chance. Carries himself well and really played his heart out down teh stretch. It would be almost cruel for this guy to get short shafted again.

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Hey guys it appears as though you all believe DiPietro will be starting the season do you believe there will be a change in that midway down the season if Nabokov or Montoya outplays DP in the starts that they do get?
Nope, DiPietro will be spoonfed starting minutes for as long as he can stay on the ice.

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DP is getting the first start of the preseason tonight according to Strang.

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