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07-24-2011, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by flapanthersfan View Post
for every thomas/miller (and it took thomas YEARS after college...in other leagues... to reach the nhl) - there's 20-30 goalies that look good in college and can't hack it in the pros.
Yes and thank you for making a different point...you're knocking college hockey and specifically both Brittain and Cheverie but sometimes goalies take yrs to develop. Who's to say that either/both Brittain and Cheverie dont take a few yrs to develop and become better than Salak.

It sounds like you're just not being patient with the goalies we do have and worried about a goalie that was outplayed by Plante (another goalie we've kept) and choked when the pressure was on (leading up to and in the playoffs). Our depth in goal meant that Salak would've never seen the NHL and regardless of what he does or doesn't do, the trade will never be a mistake as both Frolik and Salak had to go (Frolik and Salak obviously didnt fit Tallon's plan and we needed contracts off the books). We got 2 players out of that deal and again, who's to say that the best player in that deal might not be Pacan in the long run.

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