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Raja
02-04-2011, 09:19 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!

C = CONFIRMATION: All confirmations are listed below or click here (http://goaliestatus.com/)
* = Tandem goalie: Even if confirmed check as late as possible!

Must Start
Roloson vs WSH: This is the perfect scenario Roloson could be in right now. He's coming off B2B shutouts against Philly and the Leafs, and is playing the team he's already shutout twice as a member of the Lightning. Oh, he's on a 5 game win streak too.
Luongo vs CHI: This is a scary matchup for Luongo, but since he shut them out in their last game perhaps he's over his Blackhawk fear. He's coming off a shutout against Phoenix as well. If he wins or loses in overtime, it will literally be 2 months (19 games) since he lost in regulation.

Good Start
Brodeur vs FLA: Is Brodeur back, or is this some kind of tease? If Lemaire is coach next season, he'll be a steal in a lot of drafts if he plays like this. He's won 5 of his last 6, allowing 2 or less in all 5 wins.
Miller @PIT: Somehow this is Buffalo's first game since the All Star break. Miller improved, going a great 8-2-1 with a solid .917sv%, but a rather mediocre 2.81gaa.
Fleury vs BUF: Fleury has won 6 starts in a row, all without Crosby. Malkin is back tonight after missing a few more, but as pointed out, their upcoming schedule isn't too difficult anyway.
Varlamov @TBL: Varlamov has been great as of late, and in all honesty he kicks Tampa's ass. Washington has been struggling so he's just 2-3-3 in his last 8, but has a 1.92~gaa and .942~sv% in that span.

Toss Up
Vokoun @NJD: He's not getting wins, but he's trying his hardest. Even though he's let in 3 goals in 3 of his last 5, he's gone below .921sv% just once (.914)

Weak Start
Mason @DET: Mason was pulled in his last start and has allowed 3 or more in 5 of his last 8.
C Howard vs CLB: He got the win in Ottawa, but that was the first time they'd scored more than 2 in 8 games. He's 7-0-1 against the Blue Jackets.
C Turco @VAN: Turco won an ugly one against Columbus, and apparently it was good enough to get him another start. He's got an excellent record and great stats against Vancouver, but many of those games came from long ago.

Don't Start
Khabibulin @STL: If it's Dubnyk bump him up a few, but Khabi can't catch a break.
Halak vs EDM: I've been benching Halak, but I'm going against my own advice and starting him here. Perhaps the snow delay coupled with the All Star break gave him a much needed rest, but his numbers have been absolute garbage in 2011. And come on..it's Edmonton, right?

rhynoc
02-04-2011, 09:29 AM
uuughh, is Turco really confirmed again? why why why...

I owned Turco and Crawford all season up until a few weeks ago when it was pretty much a done deal that Crawford was the NOW and the FUTURE. So I dropped Turco and someone used a waiver claim on him. Garbage.

bearcats
02-04-2011, 09:32 AM
http://twitter.com/OnFrozenPond/status/33244655491624960#

vokoun

bearcats
02-04-2011, 11:33 AM
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/empty-netters/24954-about-the-sabres-02-04-11?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

MAF

http://twitter.com/DannyTBHotStove/status/33541982261350400#

roloson

doofdoof
02-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Buff was always a factor in getting to Luongo. I don't think the Hawks hold any real fears for him now

Raja
02-04-2011, 01:53 PM
He shut them out once, had a good start (SO loss) to them in October, but he also let in 4 goals in 36 minutes and the team lost 1-7 in November. I agree a lot of it is Byfuglien but I know Kane/Toews lit him up in the playoffs last year too.

chadw01
02-04-2011, 02:17 PM
Halak out for tonight - UBI - Conklin to start:

http://twitter.com/lkorac10/status/33593890044907520

gogoayane
02-04-2011, 03:04 PM
Which 2 should I play?

Luongo vs CHI
Fleury vs BUF
Roloson vs WAS
Brodeur vs FLA

Leaning on Brodeur and Fleury

bearcats
02-04-2011, 03:07 PM
http://www.bluejacketsxtra.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/02/04/jaxstat04-gc5bgvdk-1.html?sid=101

mason

http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2011/02/sabres-finally-back-after-layoff.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+typepad/buffalonews/sabres+(Sabres+Edge)

miller

http://twitter.com/kcarrera/status/33570112619417600#

varlamov

Raja
02-04-2011, 03:36 PM
Which 2 should I play?

Luongo vs CHI
Fleury vs BUF
Roloson vs WAS
Brodeur vs FLA

Leaning on Brodeur and Fleury

Roloson and Fleury. You can't really go wrong with any combo you choose though, trade one!

bearcats
02-04-2011, 04:07 PM
http://twitter.com/TomGazzola/status/33589381885337600#

dubnyk

bearcats
02-05-2011, 01:22 AM
http://twitter.com/habsinsideout1/status/33645417522536448#

biron gets the start saturday over lundy