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Raja
02-18-2011, 09:25 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!

C = CONFIRMATION: All confirmations are listed below or click here (http://goaliestatus.com/)

Must Start
C Thomas @OTT: I saw the matchup and was curious as to why Thomas didn't start last night and Rask didn't start here, but the Islanders aren't much harder. Talk about a difficult B2B!

Good Start
C Hedberg vs NYR: Brodeur is still out, and Hedberg has caused any problems, winning 4 straight allowing just 6 goals.
C Backstrom vs ANA: Ridiculous how Vancouver of all teams was held to just 13 shots, and still scored 3 goals. Could have been a case of Backstrom not finding a groove because he wasn't facing enough, but that still should have been an easy game. Otherwise he's been great in 2011.
C Bobrovsky @CAR: Are they doing a win and you're in rotation, or strictly rotating? it switches so much and I don't own either, so it's hard to follow. Both have been playing rather well regardless.
C Crawford vs CLB: 6 goals allowed in his last 4, but just 2 wins? Chicago's offense needs to step it up.

Toss Up
C Conklin @BUF: I have Halak and Hiller in one of my leagues, and already picked up Hedberg when Hiller hit IR. This time I had the excellent choice of Conklin or McElhinney. I took McElhinney.
Miller vs STL: 2, 7, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 3 are Miller's last 8 games' goals against. Consistency is not his strong suit this season, but at least 5 of those were wins.
C Vokoun vs DET: Another loss, another .912sv%. Vokoun is 9-19-1 against Detroit.
C McElhinney @MIN: In his last 2 starts he's allowed 11 goals, but he's won 3 of his last 4 and that's what matters to the Ducks right now. His 4 games before those were solid, including a shutout.
C Ward vs PHI: OOPS. His last game was meh but he's been consistenly letting in 3 goals with a decent sv%.
C Lundqvist @NJD: He played alright in his loss last night but has let in 3 or more in 6 straight. He's got excellent stats against the Devils.

Weak Start
C Macdonald @FLA: Florida isn't much of a threat, but Macdonald isn't much of an NHL goalie. The only win he has in a Detroit uniform was a 6-5 game against Columbus.

Don't Start
C Lehner vs BOS: Herp, derp. Anderson's value plummets, Elliott's rises a little. Lehner isn't ready.
Garon @CHI: It's unfortunate right as Mason started doing better he got sick. He shouldn't miss too many games though but he sucked after getting mono so this probably won't be much better.

phaneuf6
02-18-2011, 10:54 AM
Elliot will not be starting for Ottawa as he was traded.

Raja
02-18-2011, 10:58 AM
Just read that, Anderson can't be there already can he? LEclaire is off of the IR on yahoo so he might finally be ready.

phaneuf6
02-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Just read that, Anderson can't be there already can he? LEclaire is off of the IR on yahoo so he might finally be ready.

Doubt it. He'd need to get his VISA and everything else sorted.

chadw01
02-18-2011, 11:13 AM
Lehner goes tonight.. Anderson may backup:

http://twitter.com/ian_mendes/statuses/38628912988684288

chadw01
02-18-2011, 11:14 AM
Joey MacDonald tonight against FLA:

http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2011/02/red_wings_brad_stuart_feels_go.html

chadw01
02-18-2011, 11:14 AM
McElhinney:

http://ducks.ocregister.com/2011/02/17/how-they-match-up-ducks-wild-4/58175/

chadw01
02-18-2011, 11:15 AM
Hedberg with Brodeur to backup tonight:

http://twitter.com/TGfireandice/statuses/38629749278511104

Raja
02-18-2011, 11:17 AM
Not sure if you're going out of your way or not, but you've listed 3 of the 4 goalies I already had confirmed :beer:

chadw01
02-18-2011, 11:50 AM
Lundy:

http://twitter.com/TGfireandice/status/38636649386606592

unsung_one
02-18-2011, 12:46 PM
Conklin (STL)

http://blogs.buffalonews.com/sabres/2011/02/blues-place-halak-on-ir-conklin-to-start.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+typepad/buffalonews/sabres+%28Sabres+Edge%29

Mason (CLB) "scheduled to get the start"

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nhl/2221/steve-mason

Crawford (CHI) likely

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nhl/1690/corey-crawford

Thomas (BOS) expected

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=354390

Ward (CAR) and Bob (PHI)

http://www.canescountry.com/2011/2/18/2001148/ian-white-and-ryan-carter-remain-out-philadelphia-flyers-at-carolina-hurricanes-preview

Vokoun (FLA)

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/02/kenndal-mcardle-is-back-with-a-new-number-bryan-mccabe-makes-return-vs-red-wings-speaking-of-detroit.html

bearcats
02-18-2011, 12:52 PM
http://twitter.com/mnwild/status/38644618086187008#

backstrom

bearcats
02-18-2011, 12:53 PM
http://twitter.com/TramyersCSN/status/38641310537617408#

crawford confirmed by the HOTTY tracey myers....yummy....

dw13
02-18-2011, 01:10 PM
Relax, Bearcats.

Ginu09
02-18-2011, 01:48 PM
http://twitter.com/TramyersCSN/status/38641310537617408#

crawford confirmed by the HOTTY tracey myers....yummy....

Meh, she's alright.

bearcats
02-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Relax, Bearcats.


:lol:I am only human....my wife has been away for 2 weeks...:evilgrin:

Charms
02-18-2011, 04:17 PM
Ward not even worth a ranking?

Ginu09
02-18-2011, 05:35 PM
I wouldn't be surprised to see Rask play tonight. Thomas has lost 3 of 4 and, in his only win in that span, he gave up 6 goals to the Habs in an 8-6 victory. Rask won last night and hasn't played much so going back-to-back ain't no thang. Thomas may be starting to come down to earth though his .938 compared to his .948 ain't too shabby.

Raja
02-18-2011, 05:59 PM
Ward not even worth a ranking?

:freak:

updated.

killer93
02-18-2011, 06:58 PM
so it's definitely Bobrovsky then

Cornholio
02-18-2011, 07:13 PM
S.Mason or Crawford?

Raja
02-18-2011, 07:33 PM
so it's definitely Bobrovsky then

That's what the C means :yes: check the confirmation links!


S.Mason or Crawford?

Crawford without a doubt.

iknowkungfu
02-18-2011, 07:50 PM
rask in, wtf?

Raja
02-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Blame Scott MacArthur and TSN :mad:

looch17
02-19-2011, 10:10 AM
2 nights in a row I have Rask on my bench and will probably cost me my matchup this weeks. Sucks!