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07-15-2011, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by sk84fun_dc View Post
First you are making the assumption that the Stingrays wanted Ford back and that Ford wanted to return (I don't know about either???.) Second you are assuming Hershey had any interest in offering Ford an AHL contract. There's also the issue of who they want paired with a developing prospect if they do plan to have Grubauer starting in the ECHL as most expect. As to Machesney, definitely has had some struggles. However, it's not like Ford at the AHL level has been anything to write home about, he hasn't been.

I'm not saying that Machesney is the best signing ever, didn't say anything like that, just offering some of the reasons they may have signed him.
You make a valid point. I only would think that since Ford did pretty well for SC that they would want him back. I'd also think that he's want to return to a team that he's familiar with rather than start from scratch, especially in a nice city like Charleston.

I didn't think about Grubauer starting though. I was just thinking about signing the better ECHL goaltender, who is Ford. I wouldn't be in a rush to sign a goalie who struggled for not 1, not 2, but 3 teams last year.

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