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Goalie News Thursday October 1, 2009

Here’s your goalie news for the first day of the 2009-2010 NHL regular season!

Canucks Captain Roberto Luongo opens the season tonight seeking redemption, Olympic Gold and the Stanley Cup

Canucks Captain Roberto Luongo opens the season tonight seeking redemption, Olympic Gold and the Stanley Cup

There is a great feature article in the National Post about Roberto Luongo, how he has moved past the Game 6 loss to Chicago, and ultimately how he will be remembered in Vancouver when his career finishes. Getting over it

Check out for a related video story.

Other NHL Goalie News

Tough choices between pipes Niemi and Crawford both make good case for backup GK
Looks as though Niemi has won the backup job in Chicago: Rumor: Crawford and Johnson Placed on Waivers

Bill Meltzer: A tale of three goalies – Meltzer thinks Emery is sharp but the backup situation is far from clear.

“As for Backlund, the 28-year-old goaltender, has looked like a deer caught in the headlights in his NHL exhibition appearances. Last night, he turned in one of the worst performances I’ve seen a Flyers goalie have since the days of Stephane Beauregard or Frederic Chabot.”

FLYERS: 2009-2010 Season Preview (GOALTENDERS)

See more here as well: Former NHL goalie Weekes excited about move from ice to broadcast booth

  • Burke has significantly upgraded Toronto’s blueline corps, so Toskala can’t blame poor defence now No more excuses

and more on Toronto in Howard Berger: The Goaltending Conundrum

Net Result up to Toskala: Toronto Star

Related Video story on Toskala from

Junior Goalies

  • The Canadian Hockey League today announced that Andrew Hayes of the Brandon Wheat Kings is the CHL Goaltender of the Week
  • Daily Su: Silvertips Goalie Heemskerk Signs with San Jose

Other Goalies

  • Gilbert hopes to continue career in Wichita

(Thanks to @jrhockeywriter via Twitter)

Photo thanks to John Bollwitt

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.