1983-84 Penguins: Did they deliberately lose games to get Mario?
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12-09-2004, 10:54 AM
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Its not the same thing and you know it. Well I'll rephrase, you should know it.
Andy Chiodo was the no.1 goalie on an AHL playoff team at the time of his call up. A legitimate NHL prospect . He played two games in the ECHL in October/November of the season to give him some playing time after Wilkes-Barre coach Michel Therrien committed to using JS Aubin over the course of a weekend (he was sent to the ECHL last week for the exact same reason, only Therrien went with Fleury).
Yeats was....I don't know where the hell Yeats was when he was brought into the Capitals team.
There reason I brought up Chiodo was because a poster specifically said Pit did not start an ECHL goalie...when in fact they did start a guy that played in the ECHL last season, and even played in the ECHL this season....and if you look at the numbers Yeats did better than Chiodo in the NHL (not that it matters...but Yeats didnt look bad)....this has nothing to do with the point though....and none of you have answered my questions...so I will ask them again
What should Washington have done? The options were....
Play Kolzig every game downthe stretch? he did play 6 of the last 10 and 2 of the last 3 as it was
Ignore what was best for Ouellet? IMO the best thing for him was what they did, have him in net for Portland as they fought for a playoff spot. They managed to make the playoffs then advance a round. Do you feel it would have been better if they had him play in the NHL with a bunch of guys who would not be with the team in following years or play in the AHL playoffs with his future teammates?
Same goes for Stana...but add he was coming off injury
Charpentier was terrible (much worse than Yeats) and he too was coming off injury...one that many said was career ending
so the only real option was to play Kolzig every game...as it was he was 10th in minutes played by a goalie...thats a lot of hockey..would that have made you guys happy?
and here is what I dont get more than anything....people are making it seem like the Caps dropped from out of the lottery to in the lottery (and almost seems like they feel they finished last and not 3rd from last) because they started Yeats in 4 games.....when in fact they finished pretty much where they had been all season...I have shown that but people seem to ignore it....on Jan 7th they were tied with Pit for last in terms of points. The Caps had 1 more win but Pit had 2 games in hand....and at that time the Caps still had Jagr/Lang/Gonchar/Grier
I just dont get you guys...unless you are bored and just want to argue (that I can relate to)
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