Played out the way they thought it would
Understandable we're going with the freshest guy who gives us the best chance to win
Confident when Cory is in he'll play well and run with it as long as he can.
Not sure if Roberto is ahead of Cory
Played poorly first game, Cory had nothing to do with it. We gave them layups in San Jose, not his fault.
Historically we went with players who didn't play before, so there is rationale for what is going on
Last year Cory started 6 games in a row - I find it kind of amusing everyone looks at this as an entitlement situation
From the moment he started here, everyone has to earn their keep.
I dont think Cory has any issue with whats going on.
Only increases the competition between them
He's a smart young guy, very mature, not concerned about Cory at all
"thought to the big picture ?" - Both things are at play. Most importantly we have 42 games left this season, we have to win games and get in the playoffs.
There are a tremendous number of games in a short amount of time.
We're gonna go with the goalie gives us the best opportunity to win on any given night.
The way Roberto has played the coaches feel he does now.
"how big of a decision to give Cory the start in playoffs"
Its a combination of coaches/GM. We thought it was our best chance to win the next game. Everyone thinks its starter/vs not starter... but its just a game to game decision
obviously there's a long range plan here that everyone is aware of.
But for now, We're goign to start whoever gives us the best chance to win, and since we have both of them we'll use both
Roberto requested to have us look at options for him, and we did.
"Would i consider trading Cory Schneider" - I would look at trading anybody on our team if it gives us a better chance to win. ANY PLAYER.
"Have teams asked about Cory's availability." GM's aren't as reactionary as [reporters] so they haven't.
Nobody has to be reminded of Luongos credentials or ability
"luongo looks relaxed and and underwent a change from experience" - I think it is - Roberto became a lightning rod here, he showed what a teammate and class professional he is. I think people realized their treatment of him was unfair and they're finally treating him the way he deserves.
Maybe we need 2 goalies so each goalie can be picked on half as much
"how does lack change situation" - it doesn't. if we were to trade roberto, we would get something in return or go out and get a player. We want eddie to get a full season in the AHL. With the injury it obviously sets that back, but thats what we want.
Damien cox on Kesler - I'm not sure where that came from. it may or may not be accurate. We're going to be very careful with Ryan. We need to make sure he's firing on all cylinders. He will tell us when hes ready to play
Dale weise - Hes doing ok. Stiff neck, got jumped, got twisted around. He'll be fine
"You feel like Shane Doan walked away because he felt there was a future in Pheonix?" - Yeah. We had great conversations with Doan, hes a great leader in Pheonix.
Edited by gushybear, 31 January 2013 - 01:33 PM.