Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Goalie Announcements (Dec 7)

Now that we've seen the goalie survivor pool pare down to the final five teams, the eliminations may now come a little slower, fewer and far between.

Both Stacey M. and John S. qualified for Week Ten on Tuesday night, which still leaves Grant to get his win this week, but there is still plenty of time, not including tonight, where he doesn't have a start planned.

As we move forward this week, we will certainly be on Grant Watch!

In Toronto, the Wild are in to play the Maple Leafs and this one will be a battle of the 3rd and 2nd place teams in net, as the newcomer to the money conversation, John S., will have Devan Dubnyk giving him a start, while Frederik Andersen will go for Brian on the other side.  John's team has been running hot already this week and is only 12 points back of Brian's squad at the start of play tonight.

It's a marquee goalie match-up in the District of Columbia, as Tuukka Rask, one of the pool's top goalies, will go up against Braden Holtby, the top pick in this year's draft.  In the pool itself, however, it isn't quite the match-up that the first game of the night, but it should still be a damn fine game in the end, despite the 28-point difference between Troy and Jeremy's teams.

Brian gets a second shot at more points from the crease on Wednesday night, as his second goalie, Cam Ward, gets the nod for the Carolina Hurricanes in the first of two late games in California.  The Canes will blowing into Anaheim tonight to take on the Ducks and they'll face John Gibson, who will provide a start to the 9th place team, belonging to Dale B..  Dale's team isn't too far out of the money, only 9 points out of 3rd.

Finally, the Ottawa Senators begin their swing through California, starting with the San Jose Sharks.  Mike Condon will provide the first start for Stacey C. after the Waiver Draft, while Wes will send Martin Jones to the crease.  Wes' team has gotten off to a slow start in Week Nine, but that could all take a solid turn for the better with a win, trying to scratch and claw their way out of 25th place in the standings.

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