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09-03-2007, 05:11 PM
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Who is the real backup??

I am looking for a backup G for my fantasy and want to pick up Minny's~

but I am not sure who is the REAL backup here.

Harding or Schaefer??

Both are unproven and have impressive records as part-timers during the past couple seasons.

Schaefer was very good a couple years ago subbin in for SJ~

So, who is the real back up here in terms of opportunities to start?

Or is it like we have to wait until the end of pre-seasn/training camp for these 2 to fight it ou~

But, who is more likely to get the job tho?

(People in my league are snappin the Gs fast~ but Harding/Schaefer still available)

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09-03-2007, 05:19 PM
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Harding will be back-up.

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09-03-2007, 05:36 PM
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no chance for schaefer at all? (not even a fight?), just because you said "will"


or, did you mean, harding will "likely" be the backup with a uphill battle for schaefer to win it?

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09-03-2007, 06:17 PM
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In case no serious injuries occur, it will be Backstrom and Harding in the bigs.

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09-03-2007, 06:53 PM
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no chance for schaefer at all? (not even a fight?), just because you said "will"


or, did you mean, harding will "likely" be the backup with a uphill battle for schaefer to win it?
Schaefer would have to REALLY impress to get the backup job.
Harding has been impressive the two times he's seen the NHL, and he has nothing more to prove in the AHL.

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09-03-2007, 06:57 PM
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Unless there is a serious injury, Harding will the be the back up to Backstrom. I would say not even a fight.

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09-03-2007, 07:40 PM
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Harding with ease...and don't be surprised if fans are saying my mid season "I wanna see more harding" He's one of the MAJOR cornerstones of this franchise.

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09-03-2007, 07:52 PM
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Backstrom might be the backup!!!!

Seriously Harding has a one-way contract. The kid posts shutouts every 6 games or so. So he's not going anywhere.

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09-03-2007, 08:26 PM
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I like Schaefer a lot, but he won't challenge Harding for #2. The Wild have been very lucky in goaltending these past few seasons - think that a couple years ago they were considered blessed to have the Roloson-Fernandez tandem. They've dropped both of those guys and now have a very good, young duo as well as a promising 3rd.

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09-04-2007, 01:40 AM
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Thanks for the reply

I have just picked up Harding off FA.

Now I have Luongo, DiPietro, Harding for my goalie tendom in a yahoo public league



I am satisfied and if Harding does do what you guys said here and Luongo and DiPeitro keep doing what they do, I'll be among the top in terms of Gs~



Thanks

(I thought Schaefer also signed a 1 way contract as well?)

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09-04-2007, 09:02 AM
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The main reason it will be Harding - he has a one way contract.

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09-04-2007, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the reply

I have just picked up Harding off FA.

Now I have Luongo, DiPietro, Harding for my goalie tendom in a yahoo public league



I am satisfied and if Harding does do what you guys said here and Luongo and DiPeitro keep doing what they do, I'll be among the top in terms of Gs~



Thanks

(I thought Schaefer also signed a 1 way contract as well?)
I'm pretty sure I read that Schaefer signed a two way contract. Plus, it'd be silly to have three goalies on 1 way contracts.

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09-06-2007, 02:06 PM
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Harding is the clear cut favourite to land the backup role.

I am looking forward to Harding playing a full season in the NHL - albeit in a backup role. Perhaps there can be a platoon situation this season and Harding will get more minutes than I expect.

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09-06-2007, 03:16 PM
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Different roles rather than contract differences.

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The main reason it will be Harding - he has a one way contract.
I think the main reason is not the contract difference at all.
More likely it has to do with the plan of bringing Harding up. His AHL days are over. Backstrom has a two-year deal, by the end of which Harding should be 100% ready.
Schafer's role with the organization isn't as clear, at least to me.

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09-12-2007, 11:12 AM
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Schaefer has 7 games played with more than impressive stats, but Harding has the one way. Schaefer got screwed by the Sharks last year pretty much. His new website www.unmasklyme.com briefly mentions how the season went.

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09-13-2007, 10:13 AM
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Josh Harding.

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09-18-2007, 12:11 AM
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i backstrom healthy?

Can he handle #1 job??

How many starts can he realistically get? or is he pretty much gonna possibly split time with harding?

say, 45 an 37 split starts for backstrom/harding.

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i backstrom healthy?

Can he handle #1 job??

How many starts can he realistically get? or is he pretty much gonna possibly split time with harding?

say, 45 an 37 split starts for backstrom/harding.
I'd go more 55-60 to 22 -27

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Harding for sure

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09-18-2007, 10:50 AM
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Right now, I'm confident in the Wild's goaltending tandem of Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding. I thought the whole point of trading Manny Fernandez was to free up the logjam in net. Harding just cannot continue to remain in the minors. Nolan Schaefer is in Minnesota primarily as insurance going into this season and yes, I agree his proven he's capable of an NHL job. But right now, I just don't see it being anything other than the Backstrom/Harding tandem. It would take a monumental collapse on Harding's part to lose the backup role.

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