Howard is considered a good one just not elte. Andersson can't be blamed for his injury in a lockout shortened season, should he decline this year then we can talk about removing him from being elite.Every goalie has to start out at some point Rask learned behind Thomas does that make him less elite? I highly doubt that
Task always was good, Anderson has never been consistently. How bout if he puts up another good season we can talk about him being elite. He had a good 24 games this year. His numbers as a whole, and the majority of the years are worse then Howies.
Let's agree, that both need tonhave a very very good year if the Sens and Detroit Red Wings are hoping to make the playoffs. Who cares about Melynk the on ice performance usually does the talking for the Detroit Red Wings.
A huge reason why Rask became so good was Timmy Thomas, he backstopped the teamto the cup and Rask could freely - without pressure - finetune his game. This will also be huge season for him Chara is aging and also his first season under the huge contract.
I also don't think this Detroit Red Wings edition will fight for the top spots, more around 6+