Re: What does the future hold for Pekke Rinne??
A septic hip is kind of a hard injury to ignore or dismiss in a goalie, at least for me it is.
It could turn out to be a chronic issue that causes him to miss starts over the long run. Evaluating him based on a short stint of games or a given tournament could be misleading. That doesn't mean that hip will hold up under an 82-game season.
My position is that I would consider buying him as a buy-low, but if his owner is selling him as the Rinne-That-Was, I'm definitely going to take a pass.
If I owned Rinne, I'd be plenty nervous but I expect I'd hold him. But then my philosophy in these type of things is to ride 'em till they crash, rather than to give something up for a bag of pucks. But that's just me.
10-team H2H w/ daily changes.
Keep 6 (5 F/D, 1 D/G) Start 2C, 2LW, 2RW, 3D, 2Util, 2G
C: Getzlaf, Barkov, Soderberg (LW), Namestnikov
LW:Forsberg (C, RW), Saad (RW), Skinner (RW), Perron (RW)
RW: Tarasenko, R. Johansen (C),, Draisaitl (C)
D: Shattenkirk, Carlson, Ristolainen, Muzzin
G: Fleury, M.Jones, Hellebuyck, Talbot