By The Meatriarchy
After the debacle that was the back to back beatings in Montreal the only question I had on my mind on Sunday morning was:
Do we still own our first round pick for this upcoming draft year? After all it looked like we would be finishing with a pick somewhere in the 5-8 range (it still could be that way).
Now after a dramatic win in Jersey last night the question becomes:
Do we play Aubin the rest of the way? People may not remember but he had a pretty good camp and the argument could have been made that he beat Tellqvist out from a pure merit perspective. But Tellqvist was given every chance to prove himself as a starter in this league and he just hasn't done it.
His problem is not so much that he is a bad goalie. He really isn't. It's just that he never has shown the ability to steal a game (something Don Cherry pointed out before the Saturday night game). Sure he can win if the whole team is playing well. But he never did stand on his head like a Belfour or a Joseph. And that's why I say it's time to put the Tellqvist project to bed.
One thing that was refreshing last night watching Aubin play was his size. He looks like he takes up a fair bit of the net. Telly is not a big goalie but neither is Curtis Joseph. Yet Telly seem to look even smaller.
He's the only person I've ever seen who seemed to be able to curl into a fetal position while standing up straight. It just looks weird.
At the very least Aubin deserves to get the next start on Tuesday against the Flyers to see if he is more than just a one game wonder.