Entries with the tag: lightning
Last week, I talked about how Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier made a huge mistake by re-signing defenseman Andrei Markov. This week, Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman gets the same critical treatment.
Hindsight is always 20/20, and some would argue that it’s unfair to second guess a personnel decision this early in the season, but the horrid play of Dwayne Roloson has to make you wonder why the Lightning brought him back for what is seemingly his 37th year of pro hockey.
Granted, Yzerman wasn’t goofy enough to sign Roloson to a multi-year deal, but the fact that he was unable to bring in a younger goaltender to backstop a club that is clearly built to win now is proving to be a colossal blunder. Roloson has been absolutely brutal, sporting a goals against average above 5.00. Anyone who’s watched Tampa in the early going knows that many of the 18 goals he’s allowed this year are of the shoddy variety.