Ducks coach Boudreau: 'I just don't know how [goaltending] will shake out'

by Aug 30, 1:56 PM
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With the departure of Jonas Hiller, Bruce Boudreau is set to depend on young goalies Frederik Andersen and John Gibson in net, both of whom supplanted the veteran goaltender on the depth chart near the end of the season. 

The pair brings a combined 31 regular season appearances to the table, leading general manager Bob Murray to sign Jason LaBarbera.

The Ducks may find themselves missing Hiller's experience in net, and Bruce Boudreau admits he's unsure how the situation will play out.

"We think we've got two really good goalies and an experienced veteran goalie," Boudreau says, according to NHL.com. "I think we're OK there, I just don't know how it will shake out."

It appears likely that Andersen will get the nod, but Gibson demonstrated he's also up to the task, albeit in a very limited sample size.

2013-14 Stats (including playoffs)

GoalieGPWinsSv%SO
Frederik Anderson35230.9110
John Gibson750.9362

According to Capeek, the Ducks have approximately $2.6 million tied up among the three goalies, meaning they likely won't feel obligated to give anyone playing time based on financial investment. 

As such, the door is wide open for one of Andersen or Gibson to take the number one job and run with it, and with a contending team to boot.

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