Continuing on with the break it down series. The others can be found at the following location.
Nothing has changed. Same group as last year. Except I have more faith that Dubnyk can do it, and more faith that Kreuger will bench that shitty one.
Here is the goalie situation as I see it to start the season:
Dubnyk (75% of starts)
Khabibulin (25% of starts)
I think this is the year to give Dubnyk the reins and see if he can hack it. He played well last year (far better than that other asshat), and played good at the Spengler cup this year. Only concern I’d have is that he’s got a little rust from not playing as often.
Khabibulin…this is his last year right? Thank fucking god.
Try to stay positive….uhhhhh…Dubnyk isn’t terrible.
Depth – We have Bunz and Roy in the wings…but really we have no AAA goaltending prospects in the wings. In fact, I’d say we don’t have a AAA goaltender period.
A NHL goalie. Or a highly touted prospect. I’d actually like to see if we could get a Jake Allen or someone like that. He’s currently #3 on the Blues depth chart, and from what I understand has been playing well in the A. Shouldn’t take much to get him, and then we can try and solve our goaltending issues.
I’d say this is the 1A area of concern for the Oilers going forward. They need to get this shored up (along with D). Unfortunately for Tambellini, this one can’t really be fixed by sucking hard. Need to have good, smart drafting or smart trades.