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11-26-2010, 02:14 PM
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Desjardins was one of the reasons the Bulldogs lost in the playoffs last year, he struggled when he had to fill in for Sanford once he got hurt... the guy is 25 and hasn't even been a starter in the AHL for a full year yet you somehow thing he's ready to be an NHL backup?
Auld has intangibles that make him a very good back-up for Price, he's a good teammate who knows his role and won't complain and he's been a back-up goalie for a while now so he's comfortable coming in for a game after missing a month. If we had Price playing the same way this year and Desjardins came in and had 1 good game like Auld did the media would be cursing Martin for not playing the french speaking goalie more.
I actually agree with you now it must'vee been Tampa Bay's goaltending that killed them and not their D:
Mezjaros - Eminger
Krajicek - Murphy
Malik - Ranger
Ramo had an elite defense in front of him, clearly was all his fault and the other goalies in Tampa Bay.
Yeah, I'm sure you have to have a lot of talent to be doing what Auld is right now.
I never said anywhere that Desjardins is better than Ramo. I do, however, think he's better for our situation. If Price is going to play the majority of the games then a cheap backup like Desjardins next year ($500K) would help. To get a guy like Ramo over here, I'm almost positive we'd have to off no less than $1.5M-$2M which just isn't feasible for a backup goalie.
And sure, you can bash the defense. I never said they were good so don't try to put words in my mouth there. I simply stated that that their goaltending was horrendous too.
Hornqvist? Seriously? Ramo looked like crap in the games I watched (which I admit, probably wasn't many). Marc Denis?
Smith started to turn the tables when he came aboard.
In Ramo's second season, (which is the one you've taken the defense from), Mike Smith posted; 2.62 GAA, .916 SV%.
In Ramo's rookie year, he had a better defense with Kuba & Boyle also in the mix.
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Ramo played on teams that ended last and before last. I don't care how poor the goalkeeping was, if those teams weren't so bad they wouldn't have finished so low in the standings. Not to mention, it was a complete zoo in TB. Even when Smith got injured, he had a losing record.
Ramo...or Desjardins...seriously, it's a toss up. Flip a coin.
This year, Ramo is playing well in KHL, Good. Cedrik is struggling a bit in the AHL, not good for him. What does this mean for their respective future??..Who knows..
Personally, I don't think either one will have much of a NHL career. If they do, they will be late bloomers. I wouldn't bet on that though.
Dude, I agree. I know the Tampa teams weren't good. I'm not even saying Ramo is bad goalie because obviously he had potential.
I do however, think Desjardins was a better fit for this team. Salary wise. It'd have been nice to a goalie making $500K to backup Price. $500K is quite a bit of $$$ when it comes to the Trade Deadline (even though we almost never do anything, lol).
And like I said, I don't see Ramo coming back unless we off him a high amount of money.
So at the end of the day, I just felt that Desjardins would have fit our situation a lot better than Ramo. If Price falls apart, then we'd obviously be having a different conversation. And both goalies would be a huge risk. However, I don't see that happening now so Desjardins wins for me.
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