Written 32. Enjoy the playoffs…best time of year: https://t.co/FMFTnu0HXh –
Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 17, 2023
It’s safe to assume that there will be some changes in the Senators’ organization over the next few months. After all, even though Pierre Dorion pulled out all the stops, adding NHL stars Claude Giroux, Alex DeBrincat and Jake Chychrun, his team still found a way to miss the playoffs. The Sens’ GM was criticized above all for his decision to trade Filip Gustavsson for Cam Talbot. In reality, the Senators had and still have a problem in front of the net. There are some fine prospects growing within the organization in the goaltending position… But they seem to be tired of waiting to win in Ottawa. At least, that’s what we understand when Brady Tkachuk says he doesn’t want to miss the playoffs any more. But for that to happen… The organization will have to find a solution to its problem, and that solution may be John Gibson. In fact, Elliotte Friedman questioned whether Gibson was a good fit in Ottawa. The goaltender still has many years ahead of him, considering he’s only 29 and his salary isn’t necessarily outrageous at $6.4 million a year until the end of the 2026-2027 season. I really, really don’t hate the idea.
I’ve always found John Gibson to be one of the NHL’s most underrated goalies. After all, he’s put up good numbers since the start of his career… But we hardly ever talk about him because he plays in Anaheim, a club we don’t follow every day in Montreal. Sure, if you look at his stats over the last three or four years, it’s more ordinary. Considering how bad the Ducks have been for the past few years, and how much the organization has struggled since Corey Perry’s departure, it’s quite normal.For example, last year… Gibson maintained an efficiency rate of .899 and averaged 3.99 goals per game. But that’s without mentioning the fact that the Ducks finished dead last in the Bettman standings and had the NHL’s worst defense. All this to say that he could be a great option for the Sens in front of the net. The team wants to get to the next level… But they’ll never be able to if they can’t get a quality goaltender.
– I can see why!
Can the Kopitar-Danault duo once again neutralize Connor McDavid and his gang in Game 2 of the series? 🧐
“There’s no panic in this dressing room” – Mitchell Marner,
– And it won’t be a piece of cake.