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07-06-2006, 02:47 PM
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Esche is a guy who can stop the puck, Niitty is a guy who can steal games and he also had a lot more upside given that last year he backstopped some huge games at the top level professionally and internationally. Chico has played in the World Cup and right before that on a long playoff run but I get the feeling like that was his peak; Niittymaki is just getting started.
Yeah, he stole a whole lot of games towards the end of the season last year while he played himself out of any chance of being the #1 guy.
Look, I want Nitty to be the starter as much as anyone, but until he takes the job away from Esche, he is not the #1 goalie.
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