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03-04-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by finman8 View Post
With Price clearly #1 and backup playing few games, is that not how it should work, give the ahl goalie backup position, so they get comfortable, learn the ropes and GET the experience -practicing regularly with the big club has to be beneficial for experience & confidence. otherwise how do they ever get experienced?
No way. Think of this, if you were the GM this summer and let's say the Habs end up as one of the better teams in the NHL. So next season the pressure will be on to repeat, so would you hire someone to be the backup going into the season, that has almost zero NHL experience? Now if you were rebuilding then it would make sense but if you want to compete you need to have a solid plan in place.

That doesn't mean that Tokarski couldn't steal the job but I doubt management would go into the new season with a backup in place that has almost zero NHL games. If Price gets hurt for any length of time, you just put all your hopes on someone that has little experience.

Instead I would think the plan would be to have someone like Budaj on a short term deal, 1 or 2 years and then try to get Tok some games to see how he does.

Originally Posted by DekeLikeYouMeanIt View Post
Why would he need waiving if he starts the season in Hamilton on a 2-way?
All players have need to pass through waivers must do so, so you can't start in the AHL you have to be sent down. (unless on a AHL contract only) 2 way just means paycheck.

Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
So it does seem we were right to let Fortier walk in the first time....
yes, he hasn't impressed in his time with the Dogs this year.

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