Thursday, December 07, 2017

Goalie Announcements (Dec 7)

Well, there is no drama in the goalie survivor pool this week, all four teams have qualified for Week Eleven, so what are we actually doing here today?

How about we look at the pool leaders and their goalie situation on Thursday night.  We've got nine games on the docket tonight and there will be some points handed out, so let's see how many of them will be atop of the standings.

1st place, Brian, no starts.  2nd place, Wilton, no starts.  3rd place, Jeremy, no starts.  Well, this isn't going so well.  I guess teams will be making up ground on the money teams from the crease tonight.

Jaroslav Halak (Benson) versus Tristan Jarry (Derek B.)
It's 4th versus 12th in Pittsburgh tonight, as Benson will try and close up the 2-point gap that his team has to Jeremy's 3rd place team with a Jaroslav Halak start.  Derek gets his second start from his new goalie from the Waiver draft, Tristan Jarry, the first one not going so well.  The gap between Benson and Derek is 27 points and the two teams are on opposite sides of the Newsletter conversation, as Benson's team is tied for the Mover & Shaker lead this week, while Derek's team is only 2 points clear of the Basement Dweller.

Scott Wedgewood (N/A) versus Tuukka Rask (Clayton)
Remarkably, the top 10 pool teams are not getting very many starts, we have to go all the way down to 8th place for the next start on this post and Clayton gets one from the Bruins and Tuukka Rask with the Coyotes in town.  I would have thought Scott Wedgewood would have had some consideration in last week's Waiver Draft, just for the position that he's in as an active goalie for the dogs.

David Rittich (N/A) versus Carey Price (Dale C.)
Sticking to the top 10, Carey Price gets the call for the Habs, giving Dale C. a start tonight.  Dale's 10th place team is 17 points back of the money and his goalie is running hot.  The Canadiens get the Flames, who are on back-to-back nights and they'll give backup David Rittich a spin in the crease, making his 2nd start of his career.  I was also kind of surprised that he wasn't taken in the Waiver Draft either, but with all the minutes that Mike Smith eats, I suppose it shouldn't come as a huge surprise.

Cam Ward (Stacey M.) versus Martin Jones (Chris)
Chris gets a start in the Shark Tank tonight, as Martin Jones will go for the home team tonight, with Cam Ward and the Hurricanes in town for a tilt.  Chris' team opens the night in 9th place, tied with Clayton's team at 230 points, 16 points back of the money.  Stacey's keeper from Carolina will try and aid her attempt to try to climb back up into the top 10, but her team starts in 13th, 13 points back of 10th.

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