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07-15-2011, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by sk84fun_dc View Post
As to Machesney, my point is it sounded like some people were surprised to see Machesney tagged to start the season in the ECHL and not sure why that should surprise anyone. As to Ford, not sure why re-signing Ford would make much sense over signing Machesney. Also worth noting that Yingst/Prior/Kolzig are all familiar with Machesney given his history with the organization.
Because if this is a signing for SC, Ford is a better ECHL goaltender than Machesney in addition to having familiarity with that organization for the past 2 seasons.

Yes, management is familiar with Machesney, familiar enough that they let him walk when he became a free agent. He had a promising rookie season in Hershey (probably should have played more than Cassivi that season), but that was by far his best season. His AHL numbers since then are below average as are his ECHL numbers.

In any event, hopefully Machesney won't be in a Bears sweater and won't hurt the Stingrays all that much.

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