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plafleur10 02-18-2007 02:11 PM

Going for goaltending?
 
With Huet likely gone for the year, do we go for stopgap goaltending?

Some (ie. our friend EK) think so, here's his latest:

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=5602

I, for one, totally disagree, regardless of how Halak does in the short term.We are NOT legitimate contenders this year, we went after supposedly a franchise goalie with Pick #5 in the draft,we have a former #1 goalie in Aebisher, Halak has shown great promise, let's just play it out and not waiste assets and $$$ over yet another goalie, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAASE!!!

zednik20 02-18-2007 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plafleur10 (Post 8122084)
With Huet likely gone for the year, do we go for stopgap goaltending?

Some (ie. our friend EK) think so, here's his latest:

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=5602

I, for one, totally disagree, regardless of how Halak does in the short term.We are NOT legitimate contenders this year, we went after supposedly a franchise goalie with Pick #5 in the draft,we have a former #1 goalie in Aebisher, Halak has shown great promise, let's just play it out and not waiste assets and $$$ over yet another goalie, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAASE!!!

guys...trading deadline is in less then 10 days...why not just wait...and stop posting all this crap...

Freaky Habs Fan 02-18-2007 02:17 PM

We'll see how Halak plays tonight...if he's not ready, we might look for a veterant back-up, even if we are not a cup contender...

plafleur10 02-18-2007 02:21 PM

Crap?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zednik20 (Post 8122120)
guys...trading deadline is in less then 10 days...why not just wait...and stop posting all this crap...

The only crap I see here is your crappy post!

Rockomax 02-18-2007 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freaky Habs Fan (Post 8122163)
We'll see how Halak plays tonight...if he's not ready, we might look for a veterant back-up, even if we are not a cup contender...

Well if we're not contenders what good does acquiring a veteran back-up does to us? It would depend on what we would have to give, but I wouldn't even dare giving up draft picks...because a veteran back-up would change nothing to the situation, so he'd be kind of useless:dunno:

CoupeStanley 02-18-2007 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockomax (Post 8122233)
Well if we're not contenders what good does acquiring a veteran back-up does to us? It would depend on what we would have to give, but I wouldn't even dare giving up draft picks...because a veteran back-up would change nothing to the situation, so he'd be kind of useless:dunno:

Making the playoffs is a good reason. We're still very much in it and there's NO WAY Bob Gainey is giving up that easily on them.

I say if Halak is not ready and Eddy can come cheap. Why not..

This team shouldnt miss the playoffs and they wont.

Rockomax 02-18-2007 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoupeStanley (Post 8122285)
Making the playoffs is a good reason. We're still very much in it and there's NO WAY Bob Gainey is giving up that easily on them.

I say if Halak is not ready and Eddy can come cheap. Why not..

This team shouldnt miss the playoffs and they wont.

What I meant is: if we're still losing and we're almost sure that we are out of a playoffs spot at the trade deadline, trading for a back-up would be useless

Reuben 02-18-2007 02:33 PM

Why would we trade for a goalie it's just dumb its the one area we are strong in now and down the road. to me its just plain dumb.
Esche or any of the other available goalies are no better than Abby.

Goaltending is the least of our problems, the goalies this year have done there job on most nights.

CoupeStanley 02-18-2007 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reuben (Post 8122366)
Goaltending is the least of our problems, the goalies this year have done there job on most nights.

I personally think that our goaltender did a lot of sucking since december 23th.

Rockomax 02-18-2007 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoupeStanley (Post 8122407)
I personally think that our goaltender did a lot of sucking since december 23th.

+1...they're outplayed night after night

znk 02-18-2007 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoupeStanley (Post 8122407)
I personally think that our goaltender did a lot of sucking since december 23th.

It wouldnt be a problem if the team scored a few goals.

Rockomax 02-18-2007 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by znk (Post 8122444)
It wouldnt be a problem if the team scored a few goals.

Yes it would still be a problem...If you want to win with Abby you have to score at least 4 goals not sure if this helps us a lot:dunno:

Artyukhin* 02-18-2007 02:46 PM

:biglaugh:didnt take long


http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?p...67#post8115367

Reuben 02-18-2007 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoupeStanley (Post 8122407)
I personally think that our goaltender did a lot of sucking since december 23th.

Virtually the whole team has stunk since then, I don't think belfour,esche or any of these type of guys are an improvement at all.
just cause Belfour plays good against us everytime we play him doesn't mean anything. I've seen him let many soft goals in against other teams. The whole notion of getting guys like that is just silly:shakehead

Dr_Hook 02-18-2007 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockomax (Post 8122420)
+1...they're outplayed night after night

It always looks that way cause our forwards stink so bad

Rockomax 02-18-2007 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reuben (Post 8122740)
Virtually the whole team has stunk since then, I don't think belfour,esche or any of these type of guys are an improvement at all.
just cause Belfour plays good against us everytime we play him doesn't mean anything. I've seen him let many soft goals in against other teams. The whole notion of getting guys like that is just silly:shakehead

That's part of the reason why philly and Fla are 15th and 14th in the east:biglaugh: ...our goalies are part of the reason of our downfall here, and going after a goalie doesn't mean getting belfour or esche.

Rockomax 02-18-2007 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr_Hook (Post 8122780)
It always looks that way cause our forwards stink so bad

they weren't so bad yesterday at least:dunno: ...Ward outplayed Abby in a most important game, enough said.

CoupeStanley 02-18-2007 03:03 PM

You're probably right about Belfour, I don't particularly like that notion but at the same time if there's anything I've learned since I'm a Habs fans it's :

1) When our goaltender isn't our best player, we suck.

2) Good old Eddy is never dead.

Reuben 02-18-2007 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockomax (Post 8122790)
That's part of the reason why philly and Fla are 15th and 14th in the east:biglaugh: ...our goalies are part of the reason of our downfall here, and going after a goalie doesn't mean getting belfour or esche.

well that's what people are suggesting we do(get Belfour/Esche types), as well as some of the trade rumours. This is what im responding too.

I still think we should look at addressing our needs and i don't see goaltending as one of them now or in the future.

Nilan's Fist 02-18-2007 03:23 PM

Eddi in montreal? Could be very dangerous for his liver, with montreal night life...

Reuben 02-18-2007 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nilan's Fist (Post 8123076)
Eddi in montreal? Could be very dangerous for his liver, with montreal night life...

Haha too funny maybe he'll punch out our back goalie like he did Auld also.:biglaugh:

Habitants 02-18-2007 04:11 PM

id take cujo before eddy!

cujo+Boynton pls

habitue* 02-18-2007 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plafleur10 (Post 8122084)
With Huet likely gone for the year, do we go for stopgap goaltending?

Some (ie. our friend EK) think so, here's his latest:

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=5602

I, for one, totally disagree, regardless of how Halak does in the short term.We are NOT legitimate contenders this year, we went after supposedly a franchise goalie with Pick #5 in the draft,we have a former #1 goalie in Aebisher, Halak has shown great promise, let's just play it out and not waiste assets and $$$ over yet another goalie, PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAASE!!!

No need for that. Even if the Habs make the palyoffs, they won't go far anyway. The club is deep at that position anyway.

Jean-Guy Drouin* 02-18-2007 04:21 PM

The very last position where we need to put our energy on a trade is BY FAR goaltending. The Defensive and Offensive aspect of the team affraids me way more than having to search for a goaltender.

Habs10Habs 02-18-2007 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zednik20 (Post 8122120)
guys...trading deadline is in less then 10 days...why not just wait...and stop posting all this crap...

If people stopped posting all this crap....we would have a hell of a lot less to talk about :sarcasm:


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