Who the fuck are these new guys? How the fuck are we supposed to know? They're new to us too. So we've taken the lazy-ass blogger way out, and turned to the best bloggers out there (or those that answered our emails) to help us out. We hunted down bloggers from the player's team last year, and told them they could write whatever they wanted, to help us get to know the new guy better. Then we let GoldenGirl11 loose with the Photoshop and a new web series was born.
So I met Vancity Canuck over at Wrap's house of Tokarski, and was impressed with her comments on my True Blood reviews. Oh btw, look, here's another one.Vancity Canuck has been "living on hope and mediocrity since '94." Sounds about right. Here's her thoughts on our new 3rd on the depth chart goalie...
Sanford, who has the nickname the 'Sandman', really didn't get a lot of play in Vancouver. When you are backing up Luongo, that's a fact of life you accept. Duties included getting Luongo a fresh cup of coffee in the morning and doing his laundry, maybe walking his dog if he had one. But when Luongo went down last season with a groin injury, it became the Sanford and Schneider show, and he posted some big wins. Sanford then injured himself, and Gillis was forced to bring in Jason LaBarbera to play with Schneider. It was an untimely injury because Sanford is a solid back-up and finally had an opportunity to play a number of consecutive games.
Sanford did get a little notoriety in Vancouver for a contest last season where fans got to design a new mask for him. Over the past 2 years, he played 35 games in Vancouver with a record of 11-11-1 and in the AHL this year played 16 with a record of 7-3-3 (I don't understand the math either) with a 1.73 GAA. He is prone to injury and then could never have made it as a starter, but his veteran presence should be good for Price as a back-up.
Even though he's injury-prone, compared my back-up in Vancouver, %&$&#^ Raycroft, may I have Sanford back?