McElhinney Now in Phoenix

Standard Spin: There is nothing Phoenix can do to make up for the loss of Ilya Bryzgalov. It doesn't matter who they bring in, it's a down-grade that indicates the franchise's trajectory. Curtis McElhinney will now compete with Labarbera and Smith for the starting role, but all 3 are career back-ups. Perhaps that changes for one of them in '11-12. We wouldn't be surprised if the Dogs bring in still a 4th goalie. (July 4)