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.
12-team H2H w/ daily changes.
Keep 6 (5 F/D, 1 D/G) Start 2C, 2LW, 2RW, 3D, 2Util, 2G
C: Getzlaf, R. Johansen, Guentzel (LW)
LW: Forsberg, Ehlers (RW), A. Lee, Tatar (RW)
RW: Tarasenko, Drouin (LW), Pastrnak, Nyquist (LW)
D: Subban, Yandle, Werenski, Streit
G: M.Jones, Bobrovsky, Hellebuyck, Budaj