RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 25: Dave Ayres sounds the warning siren during the game between the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes at at PNC Arena on February 25, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ayres, in emergency relief, recorded eight saves, the win and first-star honors in his National Hockey League debut with the Carolina Hurricanes in their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 22. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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As David Ayres has continued his Tour de Force, we discuss the logistics of the emergency backup goalie.

With the emergency backup goalie the flavor of the month, is that the best way to handle the goalie injury problem?

It’s been a week since the trade deadline. The San Jose Sharks didn’t trade Joe Thornton. Should they have moved him to finally let him get a Stanley Cup?

The Carolina Hurricanes are struggling with their top 2 goalies hurt. Can they fix the losing streak in time for a playoff birth?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are winning, in spite of their defense being almost entirely hurt. What’s the trick?

Looking at the Western Conference playoff race, will the Minnesota Wild pull themselves out of the Elimination Station?

Speaking of the Elimination Station, the Chicago Blackhawks are the latest to enter it. Are there any moves to turn this team around, or do they just ride it out?

The Pavel Bure Must Watch Games of the Week are selected too!

All this and more on episode 272 of the 4th Line Hockey Podcast!

Listen to “The 4th Line Hockey Podcast #272 – The Emergency Backup Podcast” on Spreaker.

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