Monday, November 30, 2015

Goalie Announcements (Nov 30)

And then there were seven!

Kicking off the last day of November, the final week of the first segment and the last week of bums playing on our teams, we have four games on the NHL schedule.

Out of those four games and eight teams, only two goalies are possibilities for the survivor pool and according to, neither of them are going to start.  Go figure.

So, instead of worrying about the survivor pool today, we'll go over the four games and we'll preview those goalies who could be (or already have been) taken in the Waiver Draft.

The schedule opens up in Brooklyn, with Semyon Varlamov (Kristy & Don) taking on Thomas Greiss (Eric), when the Avalanche visit the Islanders.

Next up, the Hurricanes are in the Big Apple to take on the Rangers, where the goaltending match-up will be Cam Ward (Neil) taking on Henrik Lundqvist (Derek & Dan).  Neil will be trying to get back up to top spot with a big win, but he's in tough to get that done here.

How about an all-available goaltending match-up tonight?  Anders Nilsson of the Oilers will be going up against Garret Sparks of the Maple Leafs, who will be making his NHL debut tonight.  With James Reimer (John S.) hurt and Jonathan Bernier (Cindy) lacking confidence, the Leafs will move to their third string goalie tonight.

Finally, the Canucks and Ducks will be going head-to-head on the pond tonight, where it is expected to be Ryan Miller (Clayton) and John Gibson (non-pool) will get the call for each team.  Gibson, who is quickly earning the trust of the coaching staff in Anaheim, might turn out to be a reasonable gamble this week.

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