Sunday, March 13, 2011

TVOS at The Hockey Writers: Anderson and McElhinney - Making A Good Impression in Ottawa

Ottawa's Newest Goaltender - Curtis McElhinney
(Clydeorama/Flickr)
Several recent articles in the local media referred to Ottawa as the “goalie graveyard”. While it may be hard to argue that fact after the team has worked their way through Dominik Hasek, Martin Gerber, Ray Emery, Alex Auld, Pascal Leclaire and Brian Elliott in recent years, it is somewhat unfair to categorize Ottawa as the place where careers go to die. The goaltending position is a difficult role on any team. Realistically, how many franchises can say they have an elite-level goaltender like Martin Brodeur, Roberto Luongo or Miikka Kiprusoff?

Ottawa's new goaltending duo of Craig Anderson and Curtis McElhinney have made a good impression on Senators fans and more importantly, Ottawa management, as the pending unrestricted free agents audition for new contracts. Anderson is 6-3-0 in nine starts and McElhinney made 34 saves in his Ottawa debut on Friday evening in a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Read about Anderson and McElhinney at The Hockey Writers

No comments: