In an interview with TSN Martin Gerber noted, "You're never guaranteed anything in this league; you have to really work for it and prove yourself everyday. It's good to know that I'm getting the ball first. I just have to make sure I'm ready for the first game."
Alex Auld will be the backup to start the season, however he could get a chance to grab the number 1 spot if Gerber faulters. Auld's been in this situation before and knows anything can happen.