Originally Posted by loco man
Hey Justin - this is perfect timing, as I have an offer on the table that involves potentially dropping Neuvirth.
I know that it is still a 50/50, but I agree with Dobber's 90% belief that Holtby will be the starter. Especially with Holts spending the entire AHL season in front of Oats while Neuvy plays overseas, and seems to be alienating himself from his teammates. All in all, its gotta be Holtby's to lose.
I hope. Do you think it is a safe enough calculated risk to roll with Holtby?
Many of you know I'm a huge Neuvirth fan, but after seeing everything I've seen since the playoffs .... Holtby is the goalie to own. Everything Dobber says, and knowing Holtby is playing in a talented AHL right now, it's significant in terms of the optics of his value within the Caps organization. I would say it's definitely safe to roll with Holtby. Neuvirth hasn't been very good in Czech Republic ... "leaky" is the term I'm hearing from scouts overseas.