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Feelings on Montoya as the 2011-2012 starter

What are Al Montoya's chances of taking control of the starting job?  He looked very solid in those 21 games that he played.  He hasn't been given much of a chance to play in the NHL, but every time he has he's put up excellent numbers.  He's not even that old, 26 years (give or take).


Anyways, I see several possibilities here.  Which seems most likely?

  1. Montoya Backups until Rick gets hurt, then Montoya starts, does well, takes over the starting job for the remainder of the season.
  2. Montoya is the starter come game 1. He is the starter this year, period. 
  3. Montoya plays a few games this year, nothing comes of it, his NHL career is nothing but a flash in the pan.
  4. Rick is somewhat healthy for most of the year, Montoya never gets more than 1 consecutive start to prove himself.  

PS:  This topic is fantasy hockey related!(Wins, SV%, GAA)  So feel free to chime in on that regard.

PSS:  I hate to compare stats between Islander's goalies last year, but Montoya's stats were 9 Wins, 92.1%, and 2.39 GAA. while Rick's had 8 wins, 88.6%, and 3.44 GAA.  Very large difference.  Isn't it time Rick gets the bench and Montoya get's the start?  Obviously coaches don't look at stats when making starter decisions, but sheesh!

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