Nikolai Khabibulin goes to trial July 7 on his Extreme DUI charges. This is only fitting as, for Oiler fans, last season's goaltending situation was a trial. I hope Steady Steve is thinking of ways to make next season a "net positive". As always, I'm trying to help and decided to take a quick look at AHL goaltenders. Twenty of them played 30 AHL games in each of the past two seasons.
Their Names, Shots Against, Goals Against, Save % over the two years:
Munroe, Weiman & Tordjman are all unrestricted free agents.
Here's Hockey's Future on Scott Monroe: "Munroe is a strong positional goaltender who also possesses excellent puck handling skills, evidenced by his effectiveness in corralling dump-ins (particularly in shorthanded situations)."
Additionally, there were six more AHLers who had Save % of .915 or better this past season:
None of the above are unrestricted.