Continuing on with the break it down series. The others can be found at the following location.
I called last years goaltending situation a clusterfuck. It looks better this year. No really. It does. Dubnyk has proven to be at the very least a NHL level backup. That’s a plus. Khabibulin has one less year on his contract. That’s a plus. It is quite possible he learned how to be more nimble in prison too.
Here is the goalie situation as I see it to start the season:
Khabibulin (65% of starts)
Dubnyk (35% of starts)
And by the end of October, Dubnyk should be full in the saddle, otherwise you can count on this being another “rebuild” year.
The future looks good with Bunz and Roy having played well. In junior. Still 4 to 5 years away from helping the big club.
And I suppose Dubnyk can hold the fort until Tambellini gets fired and a new GM actually decides to do some GM’ing and get us a goalie.
A NHL goalie.
This is why we will miss the playoffs. Goaltending. I look at other teams all envious and wonder why our GM isn’t smart. Except the Islanders. Snow is/seems smart, but they have fucked up that position.