Friday, November 30, 2007

Gerber's starting again on Saturday

That's right, despite letting in 6 goals against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night, Martin Gerber is starting again on Saturday afternoon against the Rangers.

The reason for this is easy to see. Despite the apparent fact that the Senators have stopped trying, The Gerber is still tied for the league-lead with 13 wins. The man's record is 13-3-1, for crying out loud! Why would head coach John Paddock want to mess with that any more than he already has?

So far this season, Ray Emery has not been impressive. Last season, when The Gerber faltered, Rayzor earned the starter's job and ran with it. If he wants it this year, Emery is going to have to work a lot harder than he appears to be right now to get it.

The Gerber, on the other hand, is still in good shape. Sure, he had an off-night against the Predators, but so did the rest of the team. Mike Fisher, Dean McAmmond, Chris Kelly... most players who are expected to make easy plays didn't do what they have to do, and that's why the team lost.

So, unlike some people (cough*BEN*cough), I'm hoping The Gerber takes the opportunity Paddock has given him and proves he's the goaltender that I think he is.

And if not, well... then we'll have to keep alternating until one goalie decides to step up and be the starter.
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