Zatkoff (UFA) Signs with Penguins
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07-02-2012, 08:05 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lloydminster, AB
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Was he a good goalie?
He definitely had promise, though it seems he must have regressed in Manchester, since Martin Jones took over the lion's share of the starts partway through the year. I always thought the progression (a couple years ago when Quick was in LA, Bernier in Manchester and Zatkoff in Ontario) was Quick would tend the net until Bernier was ready and then likely Zatkoff would take over after a few years of Bernier.
Obviously, with the development of Quick this has changed. I love the fact that for the first time since Kelly Hrudey (not that I am comparing him to Quick), the Kings actually have a definite starter going into training camp. When Hrudey left, there was a revolving door of goalies. Then again, I guess it allowed the Kings to be part of history by starting Yutaka Fukufuji, the first Japanese trained player in the NHL.
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