1) Anders Lindback was acquired by Steve Yzerman in the offseason in order to solve the Lightning's consistent goaltending woes. He seems to be off to a shaky start with a .902 save percentage. Yzerman seems to have really struggled to solve problems at this position, maybe because in Detroit they mostly ignored goaltending. Is there something you think needs to be done there, or would you rather roll the dice with Lindback and Mathieu Garon?
Lindback is all of 24 years old and had less than 40 NHL games played before this season. He was seen as a project, a raw talent to work with, from the beginning. That being said, Lindback was playing well (not lights out, mind you, but well enough) when the team in front of him was playing better. After the recent losses with the team in front of him playing poorly... Well, of course his stats have fallen.
I'm not sure if Yzerman's decisions are to blame regarding personnel as to other influences on goaltending. After all, Mike Smith (who Yzerman inherited) played horribly for the Bolts, left via free agency and was lights-out last season for the Coyotes. Dan Ellis, who Yzerman signed in 2010-11, was mediocre at best in his stint in Tampa. He's bounced around since being traded in 2011 but played well (1.99 GAA, .939 Save %) in 4 games for the Carolina Hurricanes so far this season. Dwayne Roloson joined the Bolts in the middle of 2010-11 and played lights-out, but then regressed horribly in 2011-12.
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