I’m absorbing some criticism because I see Louis Domingue as he is.
Domingue is doing his best, but he’s not playing great. He’s more last man standing than he is folk hero. (Domingue can talk. He’s charismatic. That’s part of it.)
Domingue is a borderline NHL goalie. He's the Penguins' third-stringer. He’s started two games in this series and allowed nine goals. His save percentage in those games was .882. Not good.
Domingue is a good story, and he’s the best the Penguins got right now.
But the minute Tristan Jarry is some semblance of ready, he needs to play. That’s applies even if it’s Game 7 and Domingue got the Penguins there. Jarry is the No. 1 goalie.
On Friday’s show, I told Phil Bourque that if Domingue is in the blue paint when the Penguins clinch this series, I will purchase replicas of every jersey he’s worn as a pro – that’s six in the NHL, seven in the minor leagues – and have them affixed with his name and number. If Domingue will sign them, I’ll sell them. Proceeds go to the Mario Lemieux Foundation.
Here’s hoping. But I don’t think that’s going to happen.
Anybody know where to get a Gwinnett Gladiators jersey?
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