Pick a goalie Danis or MacDonald

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/16/2009 10:00:00 AM |
This weeks poll was added early as of this point I'm the single vote for Joey MacDonald in a choice where you only get to bring back one for next season.

Since camp started and the preseason games both Joey MacDonald and Yann Danis proved they could perform as number one goaltenders at this level. MacDonald's play early saved them team from having only five wins and many games he held them in with exceptional play.

The numbers do not reflect it but anyone who watched the games knows it.

He did not win third star of the month for a losing team as a token nomination.

After he got injured Yann Danis stepped in and after shaking some early rust and a little very tough love from Scott Gordon has performed like a number one goalie and swung the debate the other way.

Of course we could make a case DiPietro will not be ready to start 2009-10, his six weeks are about up, we could be reading about more surgery sooner than later and if that's the case both may need to be signed for 2010.

I guess it's fashionable to pick the recent hot goaltender in Danis but for me this would be the toughest poll to date because both have earned NHL contracts and like how both have played a lot. I suspect there will be a spot for both of them in this league next year.

Our poll asks who would you sign if you have to make a choice between them.

I do know one thing, the goaltending was good enough this year to secure a playoff spot which speaks volumes to how well both played.

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