Ritters Rant: Olympic Goalies, Kessel, Crosby, Peverley, Danton, and More

November 15th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price made 53 saves last night en route to a 2-0 loss to the Nashville Predators. As tough as it is to see a goalie lose after making 53 saves, you need to keep in mind that Price has victimized his teammates more often than not, and only has one regulation win thus far. The number one job is still Jaroslav Halak’s.

There will be a lot of differences between the Olympic entries, some teams will have great defense, others, great offense. One position that will be solid for every team will be goaltending.

Canada can take its pick of Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo, and Marc-Andre Fleury. U.S.A. hockey has Ryan Miller, Craig Anderson, and Tim Thomas.

Russia Has Evgeni Nabokov, Nikolai Khabibulin, and Ilya Bryzgalov. Finland has Miikka Kiprusoff, and Niklas Backstrom, and Sweden has Henrik Lundqvist.

That’s a rather impressive list of back-stoppers, highlighting the point that there will be no easy nights for the forwards at the 2010 Olympic’s in Vancouver.

Sticking with the Olympics, If he wasn’t part of the conversation before, Tampa Bay ...

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