Originally Posted by rticinelli
I wouldn't be surprised to see Fasth take over a 1A role if things hold to form. Boudreau has shown no inclination to favor a golden horse in the past. As long as the Ducks are in the playoff hunt, he'll only be interested in winning. So, if the Ducks keep winning and Fasth continues to seriously outplay Hiller, I think he'll start to see more starts... maybe 3 starts every 5 games, or so.
This is dead on. Boudreau likes playing the hot hand, and if the goalies are both hot he will rotate them game to game. He definitely did this in Washington with Theodore/Valry and Varly/Neuvi. If tonight isn't the start of a string of back to back starts, it is only a matter of a few more sub-par games from Hiller for it to happen.
I picked up Fasth last week in my ESPN league and grabbed him this morning for my Yahoo league. So far so good, and with my other two goalies in my ESPN league being Brodeur and Ward, it is nice to be able to bench Ward for a bit while he tries to pull it together.
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ESPN 10 Team H2H
F: Kessel, Backstrom, E. Staal, Marleau, Hossa, Kesler, Vrbata, Bozak, Koivu, Wilson, Tlusty, Fisher
D: Chara, Shattenkirk, Souray, Beauchemin, Liles, Carlson, Vlassic, Greene
G: Brodeur, Fasth, Ward IR: Ray Whitney
Yahoo 10 team H2H
F: Marleau, Tlusty, Vanek, Pominville, McDonald, Clarkson, Huberdeau, Koivu
D: Boyle, Greene, Chara, Pietrangelo, Hedman, L Schenn
G: Brodeur, Fasth