Speculation: Who do you think will/want to start in goal vs. Chicago?

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  1. StronGeer

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    Just curious given Pav's stinker against the Hawks and Montoya's solid play against the Wings, who do you WANT to start in net against the Hawks on Wednesday? And, since we love speculating what's going on in Claude's head, who do you THINK will start in net?
     
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    For me its not about the past couple of games. Its about the past couple of seasons. I want Montoya to get some more time so I can see what he can do. I pretty much know what pavs can do...
     
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    Don't really care. Wouldn't mind a more extended look at Monty though.
     
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    Wow unanimous for want Monty lol...team needs a potential spark, Monty could be that. So why not?
     
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    Montoya used to be a goalie with lots of potential. I'd like to see if that potential is showing itself. What is there to lose?
     
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    Thinking it'll be Pavs but want to give Monty a chance to see what else he's got.
     
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    For me, Montoya helps create more offense - sound strange for a goalie? His ability with the puck and his constant communication seem to help the defense control the play in their own end, and ultimately break out.

    Similar to what we saw with Crawford, he becomes an additional active defender. Statistically, he's not much different than Pavelec, but this added dimension is definitely helpful.

    Would like to see him get the next start - ride the hot hand, and create some competition.
     
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    Hoping Al gets the call, I like Pavelec but he is showing signs of frustration and being burnt out (already). Montoya is a good goaltender who deserves to play more, if we keep winning, swapping two semi decent goaltenders is a good idea. Split the games 60/40.
     
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    I could see Montoya starting and getting lit up. In season one I recall at least one occasion where they went with Mason after he got a solid win and he played like garbage the next game, making them stick with Pavelic more often.
     
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    Two words: Big CUBANO . It'll be a major test, but a win in the Mad House? Heck, just getting a point, that would be sweeeeeeet.
     
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    There have been a lot f elite goalies who didn't come into there own until they were around 30, think Thomas, Hasek, etc.
     
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    Tell me you didn't just compare Mason with Montoya :)

    Al Montoya is leagues better than Chris Mason, the only team Mason managed to get the jump on consistently was the Hurricanes. This season alone Montoya has blanked the Devils and has now beaten the Red Wings.

    Montoya is a very active goaltender which is good for our team, he likes to play the puck not just burn his defense out.
     
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    So 2 then? :)
     
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    To be fair, neither Thomas or the Dominator posted very many ~.890 seasons ever in their professional lives. Montoya is at 4 and counting, 8 seasons into his career. I won't deny that the thought has crossed my mind or that there's always the potential for potential :sarcasm: but I highly doubt Montoya is the next Thomas.

    Either way, play the hot goalie. Montoya's playing great right now, Pavelec has been off his game a bit. If Montoya gives us better goaltending, reward that with a start. He seems to give the team confidence and his puckhandling is a pleasure to watch.

    Hopefully it'll also give Pavelec the incentive to work his ass off, because more than anything that's what we need from him right now.
     
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    I'm thinking Montoya and hoping Montoya. His ability to help the D out with competent puck handling alone is probably worth it. I'm not looking for Roy or Hasek or even Miller - I'm just looking for replacement level goaltending.
     
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    Chris Mason was a starting goaltender for a few seasons in his career. Montoya has yet to accomplish that.
     
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    If Noel starts Pavelec and the Jets lose, Noel will get the blame. Not so much if he starts Monty.

    Protect your own job Claude, not Ondrej's. ;)
     
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    Good lord, so because Monty has never made starting, he's somehow less of a goaltender than Mason?

    And if a person never gets a chance, how will we ever know... :dunno:

    Furthermore, if he starts two games in a row, he's likely to get "lit up" because that's the exact same thing that happened to Mason last year? :huh:
     
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    lol. Going back a ways Johnny Bower didn't become an NHL regular til his mid 30's.
     
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    Montoya has been part of NHL organizations since 2005, its not like he's some hidden talent that never got a pro shot. And yes at this point in time over the scope of their careers, Mason is the superior goalie career wise. Mason's career is pretty much over now, and Monty can still improve.


    And when did I ever say any of that? I was just saying knowing our luck that's what would happen.
     
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    And just to clarify, for those out there that shall remain nameless, I'm not advocating that Monty be automatically and arbitrarily handed the #1 position because of his play in one or two games.

    I, like many others have said, ride the hot goalie.
     
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    ^ **** that, if Noel starts Montoya and they lose I'm still blaming Noel :D
     
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    I only saw was typed, not what you were actually thinking.
     
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    Well of course. Noel is responsible for every loss. The wins are because the team played well despite being coached by him.
     
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    Now you're getting it :D

    The team did play really good yesterday, the addition of Ellerby looks solid. Actually hoping Kane sits a few more games with his "injury" cause the team actually played together yesterday.
     

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