Sunday, September 27, 2009

Training Camp Notes: September 27

Carey Price (G) – MON – The young netminder is looking to be in top form already this preseason. Price turned away 29 Buffalo shots and came away with a 3-2 victory. It appears that Price has worked hard this off-season to improve on some of his flaws in his very technical approach to playing goal. Look for Price to come out solid and be challenged by back-up Jaroslav Halak for the starting role. A tandem situation is still a possibility is Price struggles.

Jimmy Howard (G) – DET – The 25 year old has finally been able to crack the Red Wings line-up. Although still pegged as the back-up, Howard should play on a more regular basis than a traditional back-up. Veteran Osgood doesn’t appear he can handle the rigors of a full schedule any longer which will push Howard into more of a tandem role. Draft Howard late in rounds of your draft as he now has increased fantasy value, especially if you can change you goalies on a daily basis.

Chris Mason (G) – STL – The Blues are on the way back up and their goaltending has never been so strong. The Blues blanked the Stars 5-0 last night and mason was on top of his game. Stopping all 29 shots, the 33 year old goaltender is heading into the season as the top guy in ST. Louis. Mason is a solid choice, however Ty Conklin is a more than capable back-up that with challenge Mason for starts. If you draft Mason, grab Conklin as well, as the Blues will be playing the hot guy in net.

Martin Brodeur (G) – NJD - The veteran back-stopped the Devils to a 1-0 win over the high flying Flyers stopping all 21 shots. The 37 year old shows no signs of slowing down and is looking to break Terry Sawchucks shutout record this year. Brodeur is an elite keeper and the best goalie to ever play the game.


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