Tuesday night's Edmonton Oilers win over the Vancouver Canucks made us realize that although it's still very early, the Oilers may be arriving ahead of schedule while the Canucks' struggles could be a true cause for concern. In addition, when you look beneath the surface, the game gave fantasy owners plenty to consider regarding the goalie situations on both sides of the ice.
First to the victors. Heading into the season, the common belief was that the starting goalie job was going to be groomed for 25-year old Devan Dubnyk, who would take the reins of a young up-and-coming team. Well, apparently, someone forgot to share that with Nikolai Khabibulin. Khabibulin was stellar between the pipes Tuesday night, limiting the high-octane Canucks offense to just two goals on 37 shots. Though Dubnyk has been solid so far this season, posting a 2.31 GAA and .920 save percentage, Khabibulin has outperformed him, turning aside an incredible 129 of the 134 shots he has faced, while posting three wins, compared to Dubnyk's one.