Cannon Blasts: On Blue Jackets Goalie Situation, Bob For Vezina?

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This morning I was all ready to piggy back off Aaron Portzline's article on who should be the backup goalie to Sergei Bobrovsky from a couple of days ago, comparing the pros and cons of Anton Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo to lay out a strong case for either option, but ultimately, come to a clear decision that one should stay over the other.

And then, yesterday afternoon, the Columbus Blue Jackets made that decision for me, making this morning's mini-column a lot easier, as the Jackets sent Forsberg back to Cleveland and in the process recalling Markus Hannikainen from the Monsters.

I both like and dislike the move. I believe Korpisalo is the backup goalie of the future - and who knows, maybe even the HBIC of the future one day - and so his NHL time will serve him well, but I also want Korp to be in a situation where he'll be playing a bit more regularly, as it appears Forsberg will be now in Cleveland (for what its worth, Forsberg has posted a 12-6-1 record with a 2.16 GAA in 21 games, while Korpisalo is 5-5-1 with a 2.99 GAA).

But, with a back-to-back this weekend, and the halfway point of the season forthcoming (plus, Bob is an All-Star after all), and a record-setting win streak is no longer in play (at least for now), maybe we'll begin seeing more of a split between the two CBJ netminders, whoever they may be.

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