This is the third among a few recurring posts where I break down and discuss different parts of the Oilers and how I think they are going to perform this coming year, their strengths and weaknesses and where we could use some help. The others are here.
Young forwards, balanced D and an old as dirt goalie. I’m not as big a fan of this signing as some are, and you’ll see why.
Lets take a peek at what we have in net:
Strengths would be…he played really really well in a contract year.
Dude is old. Not Roli old sure, but still old. I was happy when the Oilers played hardball with Roloson but then they go and sign an old dude anyways? And for fucks sake, goalies were cheap as shit this year.
Also I’m not sure how many people remember the last contract year that Khabi had, but it was in Tampa…and then he signed a monster deal with Chi-town and proceeded to shit the bed. Couldn’t even get picked up on waivers.
We have NO backup either. JDD wasn’t tested last year. Dubnyk played for a losing team last year so we don’t know about him (numbers were not so hot, but that could be the team he was on). I wonder at what point the new goalie coach taps ol’ Tambi on the shoulder and says “We are fucked”.
Although, if this works out I’ll eat my crow.
A goalie. One that is young, born in the 80′s and is a known commodity. I don’t know. Like a Biron. For 1.5 mil. Jesus christ.
If you can’t tell, I am less than impressed with the goalie situation. Our D can cover for a lot though, and if everything works out and Khabi plays like he gives a shit (i.e. last year + playoffs) then it might all work out.
But this was the year to pick up a good goalie on the cheap.