Today I had the chance to swing by the Admirals locker room to talk with the team. In talking with head coach Dean Evason today I learned that Hannu Toivonen has officially been released from his PTO contract.
The news comes with the additional news that Marek Mazanec is officially fit and able to return as soon as tomorrow – should the team decide to start him over Scott Darling. With Mazanec and Darling healthy – Toivonen was the odd man out. He had played in 4 games with the Admirals, sported a 2.50 GAA, and a 0.909 SV%. He was also the man in net for the Ads when they last recorded a win: 3-2 (OT) @ Chicago on Feb. 15th.
With Darling and Mazanec now the Admirals battery in net – who should start the majority of games? Should one start more than the other or would an even distribution of games suit both goalies and the team well moving forward?