Theodore, a possible choice?
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09-30-2010, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Not that I want him, but some Oil fans were saying that he actually had a solid preseason, one of their better goalies and that they were surprised. Like I said though, even at 500k Id be iffy.
On Theo, I think at min wage, it wouldnt that bad of a deal. Look, he isnt going to be some stud coming in, but he could hold a backup job, or even take over for a few games if Boosh blows. The other day I was 100% against Theo but thinking about it, and the way the Flyers look like their going, I dont want Bob being a backup playing like 2-3 games in a month. I do think that hurts a goalie more then starting him. Letting him sit there and do nothing is not good for him.
Being honest, Boosh and Leighton completely suck. They really do. Anyone of them given more then a few games in a row, they implode and start letting in 4+ goals a game. Someone who can take some pressure off of Boosh would be Theodore. Im not confident that Boosh can hold the fort down for a month.
The only way I take Theo is if Boucher and Backlund fail to hold down the fort AND Bobrovsky can't start. However, I see absolutely zero reason to gamble on a headcase until we see what we have. Boosh looks like he's in the zone for now, and while it's only preseason, he seems calm which is big for him. October's schedule isn't terribly demanding, so he SHOULD be able to keep us in it.
If it looks like he's faltering, try Bobrovsky (assuming he's doing well with the Phantoms). If he's struggling in the A or doesn't seem ready through consistent game action, then go out and grab someone like Theo or some other waiver wire/FA goalie. But for our sake, let's hope it doesn't come to this or Homer will screw up the nonexistent cap space we have left and cost us a player.
I mean, if this team can pick up Leighton on waivers and get him to hold the fort down, there's no reason to think we can't do the same with Boucher, unless sacyred is right and this team has a mental block about performing in front of him.
I do, however, completely agree that Bobrovsky should not be backing up under any circumstances. It's a complete waste of his talent and valuable development time.
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