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Raja
02-01-2011, 10:25 AM
Disclaimer: All of the following are based on my (hopefully) unbiased opinion and are in no way statistical fact. Factors going into my decisions include goalie skill, match up, career stats vs, and recent trends. How many goalies start reflects how much I write about them, usually. If you disagree about anything feel free to voice your opinion!

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Welcome back! Because of the long break everybody gets a pretty great rest. I don't have much time to do them since 26 teams are playing tonight, so maybe (but unlikely) notes after class.

Must Start
Thomas @CAR
Lundqvist vs PIT
Rinne vs CGY

Good Start
Pavelec vs NYI
Fleury @NYR
Varlamov vs MTL
Bobrovsky @TBL
Roloson vs PHI
Backstrom vs LAK
Schneider @DAL
Lehtonen vs VAN
Niemi vs PHX

Toss Up
Vokoun @TOR
Giguere vs FLA
Brodeur vs OTT
Dipietro @ATL
Price @WSH
Bernier @MIN
Kiprusoff @NSH
Bryzgalov @SJS

Weak Start
Ward vs BOS
Turco @CBJ
Mason vs CHI
Anderson @STL

Don't Start
Elliott @NJD
Halak vs COL

abusiveninja
02-01-2011, 11:22 AM
CONFIRMED:

Clemmensen
http://twitter.com/OnFrozenPond/status/32201526621511681#

Brodeur
http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/urbom_called_up_by_devils/
http://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/32466205235224576#

Pavelec
http://twitter.com/BenThrashers/status/32461321572192257#

Niemi
http://blogs.mercurynews.com/sharks/2011/01/31/back-to-work-for-the-sharks/

Turco
http://twitter.com/TramyersCSN/status/32184336325279744#

Lehtonen
http://starsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/01/kari-lehtonen-to-start-tuesday-benn-wand.html

Price
http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Canadiens+need+better+scoring+down+stretch/4199520/story.html

Anderson
http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_17254969

Bernier (Quick on Weds)
http://lakingsinsider.com/2011/01/26/wednesday-skate-update-4/

abusiveninja
02-01-2011, 11:26 AM
PROBABLE:

Giguere
http://twitter.com/jonas640/status/32200260625371136#

Varlamov
http://twitter.com/bmcnally14/status/32460486779867136#

S.Mason
http://twitter.com/TReedDispatch/status/32463776519294977#
http://twitter.com/ESPNChiHawks/status/32459699815190528#

Halak
http://www.truehockey.com/blues-clues/Blues-Injury-Update

Schneider
http://twitter.com/reidder/status/32207934846935041#

Bob Clarke WAS My Hero
02-01-2011, 11:34 AM
Going with fatty Brodeur over Rolo, need to ride him down the home stretch here, and OTT blows...

Raja
02-01-2011, 11:39 AM
I almost put him in good start, he probably deserves to be there. 5 wins in his last 7, but 2 games in his last 5 below .897 has me hesistant. If he does well this game he'll move back up for sure.

bearcats
02-01-2011, 12:27 PM
http://twitter.com/ian_mendes/status/32483698586689537#

lehner

bearcats
02-01-2011, 12:29 PM
http://twitter.com/tpanotch/status/32475645632053248#

bob

http://twitter.com/DannyTBHotStove/status/32428776180678656#

roloson

http://www.predsontheglass.com/2011/02/predators-begin-stretch-run-against.html

rinne

bearcats
02-01-2011, 12:37 PM
http://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/32485052461883393#

poulin

lektrix
02-01-2011, 12:42 PM
Thanks. Going with the oldies Brodeur and Turco tonight over Bob.

Bure96
02-01-2011, 12:59 PM
I've got 3 goalies going tonight. Who should I start? Should I go for the auto-win by playing Lundqvist and Fleury against each other? Or should I put in Pavelec, who has a really nice matchup against the Islanders?

Lundqvist v. PIT
Fleury @ NYR
Pavelec v. NYI

yipper05
02-01-2011, 01:06 PM
I've got 3 goalies going tonight. Who should I start? Should I go for the auto-win by playing Lundqvist and Fleury against each other? Or should I put in Pavelec, who has a really nice matchup against the Islanders?

Lundqvist v. PIT
Fleury @ NYR
Pavelec v. NYI

Lundqvist and Pavelec.

Pens minus malkin and crosby. Should be a great night for the King.

gogoayane
02-01-2011, 01:36 PM
I've got 3 goalies going tonight. Who should I start? Should I go for the auto-win by playing Lundqvist and Fleury against each other? Or should I put in Pavelec, who has a really nice matchup against the Islanders?

Lundqvist v. PIT
Fleury @ NYR
Pavelec v. NYI

If you need good SV% and GAA... go with Lundy and Fleury... otherwise... Pavelec + coin toss (should be an even match up... PIT played well without Crosby and Malkin)

bearcats
02-01-2011, 01:53 PM
http://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/32483991915339776#

thomas first off the ice

bearcats
02-01-2011, 01:54 PM
http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/blogs/115022339.html

backstrom

http://coyotes.nhl.com/club/preview.htm?id=2010020763&navid=DL|PHX|home

bryzgalov expected

bearcats
02-01-2011, 01:55 PM
price @ wash

or

backstrom vs LA

Backstrom right??

abusiveninja
02-01-2011, 02:20 PM
Colorado v St. Louis has been postponed.

http://www.stlouisgametime.com/2011/...wins?ref=yahoo

http://twitter.com/chriskerber/status/32509205139165184

isitthatsfine
02-01-2011, 02:24 PM
Fleury, Varlamov, Niemi

Pick 2.

Bure96
02-01-2011, 02:40 PM
Fleury, Varlamov, Niemi

Pick 2.

I like Fleury and Varlamov here. I have a feeling Ovechkin and Green are going to have a good game and get Varly the win.

mike550
02-01-2011, 04:14 PM
First night back and I got one of my three goalies playing? Not surprised about BOB starting over Bouch but why the fuck is Schneider starting over Luongo when he just had 4 days off? Is it B2B?

Cornholio
02-01-2011, 04:36 PM
yes

bearcats
02-01-2011, 05:23 PM
pick 2

kipper @ nash
roloson vs philly
niemi vs phx
ward vs boston

Raja
02-01-2011, 05:32 PM
Niemi for sure, Roloson or Kipper. Tampa is the only eastern team Philly hasn't beat this year, though one of the scores was 8-7.

moans
02-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Who should I start, pick two.

Lundqvist vs Pit
Thomas @ CAr
Lehtonen vs Van
Rolly vs Phi

I'm thinking I should stick to my studs: Lundy and Thomas.

bearcats
02-01-2011, 05:42 PM
ya I think I am going to start niemi & ward, boston is less likely to score a big number than Philly

well I am up 5-2 in W's and good leads in stats..maybe I just start niemi and bench roloson, kipper and ward....

ah I hate these decisions......maybe I start Kipper and hope that the flames good play of late continues, afterall Nashville doesn't score a tonne

gogoayane
02-02-2011, 12:29 AM
I played Brodeur and Fleury... and benched Roloson and Bernier... 2 SHO on the bench haha