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Emerging goalie controversy in Anaheim

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08:19 AM ET 02.06 | Here we go again. Welcome to the Ducks' latest edition of Goaltenders 1A and 1B. It once was Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Ilya Bryzaglov. Then it was Giguere and Jonas Hiller. And in both cases it was vice versa at times. Now playing is the struggling Hiller and impressive NHL newcomer Viktor Fasth. As Hiller tries to shake off some early-season rust, Fasth has jumped in with victories in all three of his starts while allowing just four goals. Fasth is clearly making a push for more playing time and Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau now faces a tough call in terms of splitting the workload. Do you back Hiller and get him on track or ride the hot hand in a shortened season?

The Orange County Register

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February 6, 2013  08:44 AM ET

I would think Brucie, above most other coaches, would know not to totally bank on a young goalie.

February 6, 2013  09:08 AM ET

im sick and tired of hearing the term 'goalie controversy'...unless it's in Vancouver, of course.

Any time a guy has a bad game or a young kid plays a good one we're suddenly in a goalie controversy.

February 6, 2013  09:10 AM ET

by the way, FN mods, your site sucks. Stop roving the boards looking to sensor posts with non-sense words like jackwagon...and try to actually get the site running decently. I'm sick and tired of having to try doing a post 2-3 times before it goes through.

February 6, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

by the way, FN mods, your site sucks. Stop roving the boards looking to sensor posts with non-sense words like jackwagon...and try to actually get the site running decently. I'm sick and tired of having to try doing a post 2-3 times before it goes through.

Nice going POTF. You made the kid cry.

February 6, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Looks like they Photoshopped Teemu Selane's pic.

February 6, 2013  09:23 AM ET

oh, and btw, how about them Blackhawks?

February 6, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Granted this is an unusual and short season, but all teams have to stop with the manufactured "goalie controversies".

Every goalie in the history of the game has bad spells. And just because some unproven kid comes in and plays well for a couple of games, does not mean there is a controversy.

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February 6, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

by the way, FN mods, your site sucks. Stop roving the boards looking to sensor posts with non-sense words like jackwagon...and try to actually get the site running decently. I'm sick and tired of having to try doing a post 2-3 times before it goes through.

but don't you know that children may see this site?
Do you know the irreprerable harm that could be done to them if they see a suggestive word?
I think it's important that the FN sensors do what they do!!!

Sorry, I had the new "Facetious Swirl" flavour pop tarts this am

February 6, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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Where is this kid and how many draft picks will it take to get him to T.O?

Well if he's no leader, really, really soft and very prone to slumps then 2 firsts and a second should do it.

February 6, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I would think Brucie, above most other coaches, would know not to totally bank on a young goalie.

I was going to say Russki goaltender myself:)

February 6, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

oh, and btw, how about them Blackhawks?

The first period was fun to watch, the announcers hit right on the head that the game would tighten up.

February 6, 2013  10:06 AM ET

It is painful to say this but...The Cannots are doing this right-play whoever is winning.Simple.

February 6, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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but don't you know that children may see this site?Do you know the irreprerable harm that could be done to them if they see a suggestive word?I think it's important that the FN sensors do what they do!!!Sorry, I had the new "Facetious Swirl" flavour pop tarts this am

Dangerous to chew though with "tongue in cheek"

February 6, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Granted this is an unusual and short season, but all teams have to stop with the manufactured "goalie controversies".Every goalie in the history of the game has bad spells. And just because some unproven kid comes in and plays well for a couple of games, does not mean there is a controversy.

see Holtby

February 6, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Dangerous to chew though with "tongue in cheek"

In the words of the great philospher Yoda....'said that she did'

February 6, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

see Holtby

and carey
And varlamov
.....

February 6, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

oh, and btw, how about them Blackhawks?

More fun than a certain Detroit team that's been playing like a Chinese fire drill.

 
February 6, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

More fun than a certain Detroit team that's been playing like a Chinese fire drill.

all good things must come to an end.

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