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Is Rolie The Goalie Done?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

It’s probably too early to say that Dwayne Roloson has been struck by the cudgel of Father Time, but Tampa’s 42-year-old goalie looks ready to start leafing through AARP Monthly for comfy retirement spots. He was scorched for seven goals on home ice in a 7-4 loss to Florida, leaving the former ULowell star with 17 goals allowed in his last three starts. It has been a heck of a run for Rollie the Goalie, who didn’t become a full-time starter until age 32, playing for his third NHL team (Minnesota). He was excellent in last year’s playoffs (10-6, 2.51), but he started leaking like a junkyard 1962 Studebaker in the Cup semis vs. the Bruins.

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Primis's avatar

Yes, he looks done.  He positioning and anticipation are terrible, he just seems to have flat-out lost it.  I’m glad I skipped him in my fantasy drafts….

Posted by Primis on 10/23/11 at 12:34 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

It seems way too early to make this kind of determination, especially when the team as a whole is playing a notch below what they did last year.

That said, I think they’d be well served if they had a 1A/1B situation where they could platoon Roloson with someone else. Maybe the Isles would trade Nabokov, haha.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 10/24/11 at 10:04 AM ET

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