It is the first time in several years that the Anaheim Ducks don’t have much depth in goal. As a Duck’s fan, we’ve been spoiled with several spectacular goaltending tandems having Ilya Bryzgalov, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Dan Ellis, and Ray Emery in between the pipes for the past decade. Now, we have to rely mainly on Jonas Hiller.
Don’t get me wrong, besides his year of vertigo, Hiller has never steered the Ducks wrong. He has done a good job keeping the Ducks afloat and helped them stay in games. That kind of performance needs to continue this season if we want to see the team squeeze into the playoffs. The Duck’s have made some good acquisitions in the offseason, adding Sheldon Souray and Bryan Allen and Teemu Selanne deciding to return is huge, but we all know the Duck’s will need to be consistent in order to enter into a playoff berth.
With the departure of Dan Ellis, Hiller needs to stay on his head for the team. Hopefully it’s a vertigo-free head.