One of the more underrated scenes to unfold out of Sharks camp is the Goalie situation. Martin Jones and Aaron Dell lead what are one of the better goalie groups in the NHL (MARTIN JONES IS A TOP TEN GOALIE, DON’T @ ME!). Jones and Dell have the starting and back up jobs locked up, but like every season, guys get banged up and teams are going to need guys from the AHL to fill in certain spots here and there.
Antoine Bibeau is the clear third guy on the roster now that Troy Grosenick was traded to Nashville along with Enforcer Brandon Bollig for a sixth round pick.
Bibeau, who signed as a non tendered free agent from the Toronto Marlies (Maple Leafs), on July 1 2017 hit the ground running with The Barracuda last season. In his 43 starts Bibeau averaged 2.37 goals against, along with pushing a .919 Sv% to boot.
The Quebec native is expected to do more of the same in the AHL this season, but in the case that Dell or Jones god forbid go down, it will be the 25-year-old Bibeau’s name as the first phone call to replace one of those two net-minders.
I’m interested to see Bibeau’s performance tonight against a very good, very skilled young Anaheim roster.