Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Gerber Gets Start On Saturday
It’s an interesting move and probably a no-lose proposition for coach Craig Hartsburg.
If Martin Gerber falters against the powerful Wings, Hartsburg will have a better idea of what Gerber is all about and it will clear the way for Alex Auld to have a chance to get in the nets for a spell and solidify this team going forward.
If Gerber plays well (and wins, more importantly), Hartsburg will be credited with restoring Gerber’s confidence.
Actually, it’s a stroke of genius.
He’s letting Gerber fight for his hockey life right now and he’s putting him in the most pressure filled position that could possibly be dreamed of.
Coming off a brutal performance that’s threatening to turn his huge and loyal fan-base against him.
Against the Stanley Cup Champions.
It might be considered a victory for Gerber if he’s able to stop the first shot on goal but he really has a chance here to save himself.
The pressure on this guy will be out of control and he’ll have no choice but to make a statement.