Three goalie controversies worth following

Cam Charron
November 06 2011 10:05AM

 

There has been a lot of talk in Vancouver recently about goaltenders and whether Roberto Luongo is the right guy to carry this team. But early in the season, this is a narrative that carries across many hockey markets, and, valid or not, the play of a goaltender is one that dominates headlines as the goalie is the most important player on the team. Here are three goalie controversies that bear slightly more weight than the Luongo/Cory Schneider discussions, and may have stronger repurcussions repercussions as well.

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Without Goaltending, Kiss Your Chances Good-Bye

Scott Taylor
November 05 2011 09:49AM

ondrej pavelec

 Like my esteemed colleague, Jonathan Willis, I'm happy to call myself a "numbers guy." I deeply respect baseball's Sabrmetricians and I appreciate Willis's insight into the Nashville Predators' decision to give Pekka Rinne a seven-year $49 million deal. I also agree with Jonathan when he suggests that certain numbers aren't as important as they seem.

On Nov. 3 here at jetsnation.ca, Willis posted an outstanding piece on why Pekka Rinne should not have recieved his huge contract. I read it and I don't disagree with a word of it.

Except for one thing.

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A few notes from the Garment District

Robert Cleave
November 04 2011 11:29AM

               

 

Another beautiful day in the Apple awaits, so this missive will be brief by my standards, but since I had the chance to witness last night's affair in person, a few thoughts seemed in order.

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Oduya, Pavelec, Kane Save Jets Win

Scott Taylor
November 03 2011 08:03PM

Johnny Oduya

 Johnny Oduya stepped up. Ondrej Pavelec stepped up. Evander Kane stepped up. 

Nobody needed a hero more than the Winnipeg Jets did on Thursday night. With defensemen Tobias Enstrom (broken collar bone), Ron Hainsey and Derek Meech already on the shelf, the Jets needed somebody to play better than he has all season in order to give the club the spark required to win another road game.

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Why Giving Pekka Rinne A Huge Contract Was A Bad Idea

Jonathan Willis
November 03 2011 02:30PM

The Nashville Predators made waves on Thursday by signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year, $49-million contract. It is the largest contract in the history of one of the NHL’s smallest markets, and it instantly establishes Rinne as the cornerstone for the team for most of the next decade.

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