Report: there's potential for a women to make her NHL debut this season

Published September 3, 2023 at 5:23 PM

The role of Emergency Backup on a National Hockey League team has gained a lot of fame. Usually it's a university student or someone who's been out of the game for a long time who's forced into game action because of injuries to both starting goaltenders, but, with a new women's hockey league about to start, could a high level women's goaltender not on occupying a roster spot be the best option for for NHL teams? One insider thinks so.

According to Ian Kennedy of The Hockey News, it's quite possible that a women finds herself making her NHL debut, rather than a team employee, or university student; take a look.

EBUG Alert: For many NHL teams this year, the best available EBUG may be a woman...and it could be historic

With limited spots available on PWHL rosters, there's bound to be an influx of high level women's goaltenders with little to no other options as to where they're going to play and if they want to stay in game shape for a potential call, being an EBUG isn't a bad idea

This is certainly an intriguing idea, given the talent level of women's hockey players, but the question still remains, will an NHL team do this? If it could make their EBUG situation more secure, they should.

It's certainly something to watch for this upcoming season.
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Report: there's potential for a women to make her NHL debut this season

Would you like to see a women's goaltender make their NHL debut?

Yes11546.2 %
No2911.6 %
This is ridiculous4317.3 %
If they're the best EBUG available, yes6224.9 %
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