I'm not a Matt Murray hater. As someone who roots for the Penguins, I'm thankful for what he's done for this franchise. But, the past needs to stay in the past.
According to reports from people who have watched the first three training camp practices, Tristan Jarry has clearly been the better of the Pens' two goalies.
Matt Murray is a two-time Stanley Cup champ. He was at his very best when all the chips were in the middle of the table. Games five and six against Nashville, anyone? Meanwhile, Tristan Jarry doesn't have any playoff experience.
Does that matter? It didn't for Murray or Jeff Zatkoff in 2016. It didn't for Jordan Binnington last year. Experience can be overrated. If I were Mike Sullivan I'd only use the "experience factor" as a tiebreaker if the goaltenders were performing in a similar fashion. The tie would go to Matt Murray.
The most important thing right now is that the Penguins play their best goalie. Period. If Jarry continues to outperform Murray, so be it. Go with Jarry. If not, then go with Murray. The decision shouldn't be made solely on what happened in the past.
Murray isn't going to be the Penguins goalie after this year, but I wouldn't let that factor into my decision. If one of the two goalies clearly outperforms the other, then he's got to start. Through three practices, an admittedly small sample size, Tristan Jarry should have the upper hand.