Monday, January 07, 2019

Goalie Announcements (Jan 7)

The first full working week of the 2019 calendar year starts today, so these goalie posts might get a more and more scarce, it's really hard to say.  It really depends on the day, I guess.

We'll kick off with one today though, as there was a good portion of these starters named before the afternoon rush at the office.

It's a brand new week!  Let's hope our guys really get after those points.

Pekka Rinne (John P.) versus Michael Hutchinson (N/A)
John P.'s team has really taken a tumble in the last week or so, dropping down to 19th place and his goalies are partially the reason, only picking up 1 win over the last couple weeks worth of action.  His team has had the minutes played, but it hasn't been translating, but this week is a new week and he gets the only hockey pool goalie in the Nashville/Toronto game tonight.

Jordan Binnington (N/A) versus Carter Hart (N/A)
It's a wash of starting goalies in Philadelphia tonight, when the Blues take on the Flyers, as neither goalie are going to register any minutes in the pool and the points definitely won't either.  Between Binnington and Hart, it's even a tad touch-and-go, as to whether or not either of them will stick around for very long either.  Binnington appears to be the solid number two going forward, while goalies getting healthy in Philadelphia could push Hart down to number three.

Devan Dubnyk (Wes) versus Carey Price (Stacey M.)
Big match-up in Montreal tonight, as two red-hot hockey pool teams will get goalies in the Wild/Canadiens game.  Wes, our current holder of the Mover & Shaker, will get the visiting keeper tonight, Devan Dubnyk, while Stacey M., is holding steady in 3rd place overall, also coming off a very decent week, getting the start for the home side with Carey Price.

David Rittich (Ryan) versus Collin Delia (N/A)
Ryan's team is the only one with any stock in the crease, when the Flames take on the Blackhawks in Chicago tonight.  Ryan's team didn't particularly have a great week last week, collecting only 20 points in total, but his team is still in 9th place and has a boatload of projected games to be played this week, so things could be on the up-and-up.

Jonathan Quick (Derek B.) versus Martin Jones (Brenda & Seward)
The early indication is that we'll have a match-up of numbers ones in San Jose, meaning that it will be a basement battle among pool teams and their goalies.  23rd place Derek has a 1-point advantage over the 24th place duo of Brenda & Seward, which makes this Kings/Sharks game into a big swing game.  The duo have been rocking a strong team of late, overcoming Scott to bump his team into last place and they now look to move past Derek with a win.  They did much of the same last season, but they started much, much earlier last year and came oh so short of making some money.

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