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Friday, October 17, 2008

Aw fudgesicles!

Raycroft is in tomorrow against Dallas.

So now we're back to the "earn the start" system that Q so wonderfully mismanaged the last three years. And let's be clear, Raycroft earned nothing last night except a win on the backs of the Avalanche skaters.

Prove it, Tony
Tony Granato has now earned a mild level of distrust after telling everyone that Raycroft was getting his one start a week and not to view it as any more than that.

He can keep saying Peter Budaj is "our guy" all he wants but he has to back up the words with actions.

He's not showing the cajones, folks.

But Budaj sucks, right?
Has Budaj earned the moniker of #1? Not with his first three performances. Has Raycroft earned it after one performance? Nope, not even close.

So what happens if the Avs destroy the struggling Stars tomorrow and walk away with the W? I now find it difficult to see Granato going back to Budaj whereas before, I believed him when he said "Budaj is our guy".

Right now, the Avalanche have no #1 goaltender and it appears management is fine going with the "hot hand" rather than having the patience to wait for one to develop. It's a scenario just waiting to have us all curled in a corner before the season is half over.

But a win is a win, right?

4 Comments:

Mike, (Avs Fan) said...

Sorry for using your pic over on MHH, hehe. It's just such a great way to express frustration, and it's hilarious at the same time!

This really sucks. So now if Raycroft wins on the backs of Avs players again, does he go in again against LA? This has all the tell-tale signs of the goalie-go-round of doom. I thought there would be change with the goaltending situation when Q left. Apparently he has poisoned G's mind just enough...

Shane Giroux said...

No worries!

Yeah, that's exactly what I just amended my initial post with.

I thought Granato would have the stones to look past this but apparently not.

Now I fear it will be another case of "earn the start" where if you win, you start. If you lose, you sit.

It's friggin Dilbert-style management.

Alex79 said...

But Yoy forget that Tony shows us something differnet with his actions - he really has learned something from JQ :-(

Alex79 said...

But Yoy forget that Tony shows us something differnet with his actions - he really has learned something from JQ :-(

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