Our offencive 4/2 ratio DEFENCE don't protect any of our goalies very well, therefore ya hafta have a stand up, stay in the crease, stand alone type goal keeper.
I think we forget that that 9 shut out, defencive DEFENCE, that Pascal played behind in Columbus was a defencive oriented team. We forget that when Leclaire would slide out of the net one of the best shot blockers in the league, Adam Foote, would slide in behind him not "EriK!"
We have seen a lot of goalies here in Ottawa, some are starters, some back up men and some are all star relievers...I think Pascal Leclaire is our "All Star Reliever" and will prosper in that roll.
Pascal is too old, too beat up, missed too much time to be a starter right now...even his style, full butterfly, has been replaced by a modified half fly and half stand up style.
At 6'2" 200+ when he is staying deep in his net he looks Gerber size!
Brian Elliott should start for October until the DEFENCE gets sorted out...I still like our DEFENCE it will just take a little getting used to. And Brian is more used to us at this point!