Tuesday, July 21, 2009

religious fervor

According to Allison, we're the last people to find out about this. Usually we have to tell other people things because we have no lives and refresh the Internet looking for good news.

Anyway, it still might not be Our Lord Curry's year to break the NHL, as the Pens have signed Brent Johnson. Someone actually took a picture of him making a cool save:
Not bad for a career backup and ex-Capital.

Now, Johnson had hip surgery in February. The timeline on him being out was basically "two months to indefinitely." All in all, it doesn't look like he's a shoe-in to make the #2 spot out of camp. So. . .we expect a competitive camp and Curry will show up wearing his big number one in the NHL at some point, we're sure. It's something to hope for. And all we do is hope.

Say your prayers.
Go Pens.
Curry Bless.

EDIT
Nulpher in the comments:
Well... from what they were speculating on the X, BJ is probably going to assume a role similiar to Ty Conklin. Basically he'll be in the AHL unless Fleury ends up on IR again. If Fleury should end up injured, Johnson would be called up and assume the starter role or at least compete with Curry for it. That way they can allow Curry to play whenever Fleury needs a night off (Fleury's going to start at least 60-65 games provided he stays healthy) and allow him to get adjusted to playing in the NHL. Johnson being in the AHL will keep him playing for if it is necessary to bring him up on short notice to start.

We would totes support this.

16 comments:

Nulpher said...

Well... from what they were speculating on the X, BJ is probably going to assume a role similiar to Ty Conklin. Basically he'll be in the AHL unless Fleury ends up on IR again. If Fleury should end up injured, Johnson would be called up and assume the starter role or at least compete with Curry for it. That way they can allow Curry to play whenever Fleury needs a night off (Fleury's going to start at least 60-65 games provided he stays healthy) and allow him to get adjusted to playing in the NHL. Johnson being in the AHL will keep him playing for if it is necessary to bring him up on short notice to start.

Basher said...

can we do that? he has a 1-way contract.

Ashley said...

Oh, thank Curry. I just want Curry.

JSt11 said...

I was watching the Pirates playing the Giants last week, and it hit me:

Tim Lincecum is a Kris Letang imposter.

Allison's Mouth Full of Tang said...

@jst11- ummmm.... he looks freakishly like a combo of tanger and MAF in that picture.

Caitlin said...

whoa Allison you are dead on

mer said...

@ allison - DEAD. ON.
that's actually a little creepy...

Ashley said...

Tim Lincecum is just not cool. I love my boys way more

nightsky73144 said...

I don't know about that speculation. I mean, I do think that Curry will have a chance to compete in camp. And, I definitely think that Curry will be up here for at least some time this coming season. But, Curry is a young guy. You don't want him playing once a month, really. You want him growing and honing his skills.

And, Johnson is on a one-way contract. That doesn't mean that he has to stay in the NHL, but it does mean that they pay him the same wherever he plays. Plus, he is at the point in his career now where he is pretty much established as a backup goalie.

I do think we will see Curry, and look forward to him having an expanded role with the organIzation.

Nulpher said...

To be fair, they (The X) were discussing it before the terms of the deal were clear and were well defined as being a 1 way contract.

It would still be possible to waive him down to the AHL if they wanted to. I don't think Johnson has teams knocking down his door.

Melanie said...

I hope to see the WBS boys give the old vets a run for their money in camp. hopefully JC will be Pittsburgh-ready after another year in the AHL. and of course I'm hoping to see a lot of Lovejoy this year

meecrofilm said...

Curry is better served getting another year in the AHL. Baby Pens won't be as solid as they were last year, so he should have his work cut out for him. If he dominates over a full season (with maybe getting some NHL time if, God forbid, an injury happens) then maybe Shero and Co. will feel better about him being the back-up next year.
Though there are so many serviceable veteran goalies out there, I wouldn't be surprised if Shero just continues to try to get them on two-way deals over the years to keep that same system going.

Natalie said...

I for one prefer the idea of giving Curry one more year in the A to be seasoned more--and Johnson was nearly the clear cut #1 goalie in Washington until he was injured last season (part of that is playing behind Theodore, yeesh.). He's a solid backup, the best the Penguins have had in quite some time.

He's also gigantic, his legs are nearly as tall as the crossbar.

AmyB said...

The children went on a field trip.

Candy Man Fan said...

I'm watching the DVD for only the second time (weak, I know) and both times I have been consuming alchol while doing so. maybe I should always drink while watching it. I should also always be alone or with my friends who know how insane I am bc I say thinks at the tv

DRAGON said...

This is my first comment... I've been lurking for quite some time now... :) Just wanted to say that I went to the last day of Prospect Camp today and the children look great! They're all working really hard and they seem to mesh really well together.

 
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