Everyone, you can downgrade the Vegas Golden Knights’ goalie situation from “absurd” to … I don’t know, tenuous?
Eh, we can fuss over the right way to describe the situation any time. For now, the Golden Knights are delighted that Malcolm Subban has been activated from IR, as mentioned on their official website, and boy was it mentioned on Twitter.
The fawning borders on “Your friend who’s fallen into puppy love and is totally overwhelmed, making it both adorable and kind of annoying.”
Sheesh, we get i–
At least it all started with this helpful update on who’s healthy and who’s not:
Meanwhile, Dylan Ferguson returns to the WHL.
OK, so let’s take a look at how that big group did so far, remembering that the Golden Knights are still keeping it going with a fairly astounding 11-6-1 record.
Marc-Andre Fleury: 3-1-0, .925 save percentage, suffered what might have been a concussion.
Maxime Lagace: 3-5-1, .864 save percentage, didn’t fall apart altogether despite being wildly inexperienced for the task at hand.
Oscar Dansk: 3-0-0, .946 save percentage. When he got hurt, things went from ridiculous to absurd.
Subban: 2-0-0, .936 save percentage. He’s back, did you hear?
Ferguson: One goal allowed, one save in 9:14 of play.
*takes a breath*
So, yeah. that’s quite the run of netminders. Subban was playing remarkably well before he was injured, and it’s worth remembering that the Golden Knights essentially chose him over Calvin Pickard. Time will tell if that’s the right decision for the franchise, but right now, they’re clearly over the moon just to have a more NHL-appropriate goalie available again.
Sometimes it’s about the simplest things in life, eh?