Goalie Starters 12/05/2009

12/05/2009
Colorado Avalanche V Toronto Maple Leafs

Please remember to keep refreshing this page or follow me on Twitter for the fastest updates. Here are your expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED @ 10:38 AM

  • Marty Turco confirmed here, Jeff Deslauriers confirmed here.

UPDATED @ 10:58 AM

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Restoring the Rosters: Boston Bruins

11/19/2009
Boston Bruins v Buffalo Sabres

Based on Matthew Pouliot’s series on Circling the Bases, I have decided restore the rosters for every NHL team. Like Pouliot, I have established some ground rules for my selections.

  1. Each team contains players they originally drafted or signed before any other NHL team. This includes players drafted and not signed, as well as European free agents coming over at an older age.  I have chosen to leave retired players off the list, and lean toward players in the AHL rather than those deported (KHL, SEL, DEL, etc.).

Essentially I am choosing the best available players for a team to succeed in the current NHL season. All 30 teams will be covered, with grades assigned to forwards, defense and goal-tending. After all 30 articles are written, they will be ranked in order. This series’ intent is to reward or shame NHL scouts.

Much of the Bruins drafting success has come from recently restoring the cupboards.  Regardless of where it came from, the Bruins have been quite successful in locating and developing high end forward talent and decent defensive depth.

The lineup for the Boston Bruins is as follows.

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Goalie Starters 11/10/2009

11/10/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 4:05 PM:

  • Disregard my last post, Thomas Greiss gets the start for San Jose.  The following coming from Randy Hahn’s facebook:

    “Here’s your Sharks gameday update. Thomas Greiss in goal, Devon Setoguchi returns and starts on a line with Heatley and Thornton. Ryan Vesce returns and starts on a line with McGinn and Staubitz. Jody Shelly is not in the lineup. Torry Mitchell to Worcester for conditioning.”

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 4:02 PM:

  • Chris Mason and Evgeni Nabokov project to be your remaining starters for today, I will let you know if anything changes.

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 1:08 PM:

  • Marc Andre Fleury confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 12:42 PM:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 12:27 PM:

  • TSN Ice Chips projects Miikka Kiprusoff as the starter for the Flames.

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 11:52 AM:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 11:29 AM:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 11:10 AM:

  • Ben Kuzma of The Province states Roberto Luongo will NOT start against the Blues.  Instead, Andrew Raycroft makes another start and Cory Schneider is sent back to Manitoba.

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 11:03 AM:

  • John Bishop confirms Tim Thomas as Boston’s starter over Twitter.

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 10:56 AM:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 10:45 AM:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 10:43 AM:

UPDATED 11/10/2009 @ 10:20 AM:

  • Seth Rorabaugh’s Empty Netters expects Marc Andre Fleury to start for the Penguins.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 2/2
Year-to-date Predictions: 413/418= 98.8%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/06/2009

11/06/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 7:27 PM:

  • Disregard last post, Niemi in net.  Confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 6:46 PM:

  • Still no announcement over the Chicago starter, I will go with Huet since Niemi starting would actually be news.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 4:20 PM:

  • Not too much from my sources today but Cam Ward and Craig Anderson are expected for their teams respectively.
  • Still awaiting word over the Chicago starter, it will definitely be either Antii Niemi or Christobal Huet 😛

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 3:11 PM:

  • Corey Schneider, NOT Andrew Raycroft as originally reported, starts for the Canucks.  Confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 2:10 PM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 1:18 PM:

  • Jonas Gustavsson confirmed here and here.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 12:37 PM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 11:59 AM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 11:41 AM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 11:25 AM:

  • As we read yesterday, Andrew Raycroft starts until probably next Thursday in Detroit.  Of course, if Roberto Luongo is healthy this will change.

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 10:59 AM:

UPDATED 11/06/2009 @ 10:41 AM:

  • Yann Danis starts for the Devils.  Confirmed here, here and here.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 20/20
Year-to-date Predictions: 369/374= 98.6%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/05/2009

11/05/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @5:20 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @3:51 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @3:18 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @3:05 PM:

  • Andrew Raycroft confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @2:51 PM:

  • “Blake is out, Joslins back from Worcester and Nabby starts in goal tonight against the Wing Dings. Gametime 4:30pm (In HD) on Comcast Sportsnet California.”  Quote coming from Randy Hahn’s facebook page, count on Evgeni Nabokov starting for the Sharks.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @2:45 PM:

  • Zipay confirms Valiquette via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @2:30 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @1:45 PM:

  • Sandra Prusina of 660 News claims Miikka Kiprusoff will start for the Flames tonight, via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @1:24 PM:

  • Predsradio announced Pekke Rinne will start for the Predators.
  • Niittymaki confirmed here.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:56 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:44 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:36 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:25 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:21 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:17 PM:

  • Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog writes Jonas Hiller “figures to be in the net for some time.”  This quote makes perfect sense despite Hiller playing 7 out of the last 8.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @12:03 PM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @11:46 AM:

  • Ben Wright of Blueland Blog confirms Ondrej Pavelec for the Thrashers via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @11:28 AM:

UPDATED 11/05/2009 @ 2:01 AM:

  • Newsday’s Steve Zipay speculates Steve Valiquette could make the start against Edmonton.  John Tortorella refused to confirm this but Zipay makes a strong case.  I will continue to monitor the situation as we get closer to game time.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 12/12
Year-to-date Predictions: 349/354= 98.6%

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-Alexander Monaghan


Goalie Starters 11/03/2009

11/03/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 03:08 AM:

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 11:57 AM:

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 11:43 AM:

  • Dan Kamal, the radio voice of the Atlanta Thrashers, posts via Twitter that Ondrej Pavelec will start.

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 11:37 AM:

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 11:30 AM:

  • Jonas Gustavsson starts for the Leafs according to TMLCentral’s report via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 11:20 AM:

  • Newsday’s Steve Zipay reports Henrik Lundqvist as expected for the Rangers.  He also notes Andrew Raycroft replacing the fallen Roberto Luongo for the Canucks.  Due to restrictions I can no longer post the direct link to Zipay’s blog, however you can scroll down to the entry entitled Live from Vancouver: Lisin doubtful for Canucks to confirm my findings.

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 11:10 AM:

UPDATED 11/03/2009 @ 10:30 AM:

  • Bruins Blog’s Fluto Shinzawa projects Tim Thomas as the Boston starter.
  • Despite the flu bug hitting the team, Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reports Chris Osgood gets the start for the Red Wings.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have a reliable source with the starter listed and I have yet to post it, email me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 5*/6 = 100%
Year-to-date Predictions: 327/332= 98.5%

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-Alexander Monaghan

*Had a bad personal day, and didn’t look at the site from the late afternoon on, please bear with me.


Goalie Starters 11/01/2009

11/01/2009

Here are the expected starters for tonight:

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 7:48 PM:

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 1:08 PM:

  • At-ease soldiers, Steve Zipay confirms King Henrik via Twitter.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:53 PM:

  • Pretty sure Bishop was mistaken, Lundqvist will be in net.  Probably mixed up the new mask with Valiquette’s.  Andrew Gross confirmed Lundqvist here.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:30 PM:

  • Tim Thomas starts according to John Bishop’s live chat, Bruins beat reporter.  Bishop also notes he will be facing Steve Valiquette.   Working on confirming Valiquette in net, keep Lundqvist in for now as there is no confirmation from the Rangers beat.
  • The preview on the Canucks official site says Andrew Raycroft COULD start against Peter Budaj.  I doubt we will see Budaj, as Adrian Dater previously confirmed Anderson in tonight.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:00 PM:

  • Expect Evgeny Nabokov to start against the Hurricanes since Thomas Greiss started only a week ago and the Sharks are not coming off back-to-back games.
  • Everything I’ve read points to Tim Thomas starting against the Rangers.  Will confirm at a later point with a link.

UPDATED 11/01/2009 @ 12:15 AM:

  • Steve Mason faces Jose Theodore when the Blue Jackets take on the Capitals tonight.  Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post confirms both.
  • Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice started Michael Leighton instead of Cam Ward yesterday, so naturally Ward will be back in net tonight.  Chip Alexander of Canes Now covers Maurice’s reasoning behind the decision.
  • Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants assumes Henrik Lundqvist plays tonight.
  • Craig Anderson to make his fifteenth straight start, Adrian Dater of All Things Avs reports.
  • As you may or may not have read here, NHLHotStove.com is coming soon.  Right now I have added an About page and solved numerous formatting problems as well as sources for all 30 teams.  Check out our ever-changing beta here!

That’s all I have for now.  More updates to come.  If you have any tips, email them to me at thehotstove@gmail.com.

Yesterday’s Count: 21*/22 = 95.5%
Year-to-date Predictions: 314/318= 98.7%

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-Alexander Monaghan

*Went with the only source I had although it would have worked out if you followed my advice, ironically, when considering Ryan Miller’s performance last night