Goalie News Monday September 28, 2009
The Wild goaltender talks about his favorite hockey memory, favorite arenas to play in and more in this week’s interview: Getting To Know: Niklas Backstrom
Tuuka Rask has cemented his position as #2 in Boston with Sabourin sent down.
Jonathan Quick will be the Kings’ No. 1 goalie this season, but the coaches and management are still deciding between Jonathan Bernier and Erik Ersberg for the backup job. LA Times and the LA Daily News also looks at the situation in Kings No. 2 goalie in question
The totals for the Leafs two goaltenders in the back-to-back games against the Red Wings?
Vesa Toskala: Sixty minutes played, five goals against.
The Monster: Sixty minutes played, zero goals against.
And then tonight he let in 7 in 24 shots against the Sabres. Coach Ron Wilson announces Toskala will still be #1 on opening night. OK, but you have to think it’ll be a very short run before Wilson announces a “win and you’re in” policy in Toronto.
Clearly Toskala’s poor season last year and the hot start of the prized rookie as left Leafs national and the blogosphere (not to mention the Twitterverse) with lots to say:
The Toronto Maple Leafs Blog Should Toskala Be Thrown Under A Bus?
and Pension Plan Puppets: If You Think Toskala is an NHL Goalie You Are a Moron
Lots on the Flyers situation from the Philly Daily News: