The Trickle Down Effect

The Trenton Devils are all too familiar with the trickle down effect when it comes to goaltending.  If you recall, last season this guy got hurt…

Which was supposed to hand over the reigns to this guy…

But the Devils called up this guy from Lowell, who outplayed that guy…

With that guy gone, they needed to call up some to Lowell to play with this guy…

So they went to Trenton and ended up recalling him…

Trenton should have been OK, because they had this guy back…

But he was all kinds of inconsistent and ultimately would get released, leaving things in this guy’s hands for a while…

And while he played well, things never really became stabilized until the organization pulled a rabbit out of their collective hats and traded for him…

Get it?  Got it?  Good.

So how is this relevant to the ECHL now?  Well, Ottawa has lost goaltender Pascal Leclaire for up to a month with a broken cheekbone.  That means Brian Elliott is now the starter.  Mike Brodeur, who found himself on an Augusta Lynx team that went bankrupt in the middle of last season, is now in the NHL as Elliott’s backup (oddly, both goalies from that team, Brodeur and Helenius, have now suited up in the NHL).  Andy Chiodo now starts in Binghamton.  Chris Holt has been called up from Elmira to back up Chiodo.  Michael Teslak is now the starter in Elmira.  But who’s his backup? 

Hmmm…perhaps Bud Fisher returns.  Maybe they sign someone else.  They’d be wise to inquire about Beau Erickson, who Reading got rid of, if he hasn’t already ended up somewhere else.  Jordan Alford is also seemingly available.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

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3 Responses to “The Trickle Down Effect”

  1. chiarams Says:

    My head hurts after reading that.

  2. tdevils Says:

    I really just wanted an excuse to use some pictures I’d taken throughout the past few years. I have tons and tons and tons of goalie photos I’ve taken. This should surprise no one.

  3. titans04 Says:

    Red Light is available should the jackals need a sieve.

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