So I was thinking the other day, I know a lot of us have ripped on Brian for not bringing in a #1 goaltender.
Since Day 1, Brian emphasized that he builds from the net on out.
We all give him **** for a lot of things (Lavy), and a lot of it is deserved..but come to think of it....
How many #1 goaltenders grow on trees? Now hear me out, please.
Since Brian has gotten here, he's done EVERYTHING in his power to get us that goaltender that we've been craving. Note that Tuuka Rask was traded for Andrew Raycroft before Brian came here, and Justin Pogge was a bust, so there was no future goaltender in the system at all.
Since Brian Burke has gotten here...he's added:
G - Jonas Gustavsson
G - Ben Scrivens
G - Mark Owuya
G - Jussi Rynnas
Is it his fault Gustavsson flopped in Toronto? A LOOOT of teams were looking to add Jonas, so it obviously wasn't a scouting issue. I mean just take a look, the Detroit Red Wings have added Gustavsson, the kid has potential and I still think has a shot to succeed. Scrivens, Owuya or Rynnas are depth guys with Rynnas and Owuya being the highest potential of both and Scrivens being the most low risk-low reward IMO, he has the best shot at making it as a decent #1, but nothing special. He's kept Reimer around also.
What do you want the guy to do really other then add young goaltending talent? Did you want him to go after Subban in the draft by adding another late 1st? What are your thoughts, because I would much rather Burke be patient with our younger goaltenders then overpay for a guy like say Vokoun, or Bryzgalov in FA, no other marquee tender has hit the market.
It's a slow offseason and with a lockout looming, I figured this is something that I should share as it was on my mind.