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06-13-2008, 03:25 PM
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I remeber his 1st NHL start he was very good. He stoned Kovalchuk once or twice in that game. Good luck to him.

Now Hamilton are in trouble they need a good goalie for next season. I think Bob will have to find a veteran to fill that spot as our pipeline of goalie is poor outside of Desjardins who was great in the ECHL this season.

Some UFA goalies : Aubin, Flaherthy,Hedberg,Valiquette,Sandford would they be willing to go in the AHL? I think Bob will have to give them an NHL salary to go down but it's needed, if one of our goalies go down we need someone with experience to fill in.
Thibault could be a guy who will need to open his eyes to the idea of the AHL, he's also someone I'd be comfy with filling in if anything bad happens up top.

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I remeber his 1st NHL start he was very good. He stoned Kovalchuk once or twice in that game. Good luck to him.

Now Hamilton are in trouble they need a good goalie for next season. I think Bob will have to find a veteran to fill that spot as our pipeline of goalie is poor outside of Desjardins who was great in the ECHL this season.

Some UFA goalies : Aubin, Flaherthy,Hedberg,Valiquette,Sandford would they be willing to go in the AHL? I think Bob will have to give them an NHL salary to go down but it's needed, if one of our goalies go down we need someone with experience to fill in.
I looked closely at the UFA list and I believe that the three best options would be
1)Scott Clemmenson
2)Curtis McElhinney
3)David LeNeveu

Thibault, Lalime, Hedberg, Sanford, Holmqvist etc. might be great options but I don't think that those guys would like to come here knowing that they are going the 3rd goaltender.

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Yan Danis, Les Kuntar, Jaroslav Halak: the real problem with backup goalies is that they were never given a chance and that's mainly because of their dull images. Nobody cared much about them because they're not interesting and therefore they could never get anybody lobbying for them.

Every famous goalie has as much persona as talent.

Gumper had his sardonic quips, Dryden was Mr. Brainpower, Plante has his mask, Vachon was a huge personality, Hasek was the quirky geek, every top goalie has something beyond puck stopping talent that kept giving them chances over others.

And it remains the same. Theo was a pretty boy Greek groovester from the South Shore.

Price has his native Indian, slow-pulsed junior phenom thing.

Being a #1 goalie is about more than stopping pucks, it's about capturing people's imaginations.

Danis and Racicot and all these other guys are probably just about as good as the number one goalies - or at least they could have been if propertly cultivated - but they lacked sex appeal. They never had a persona that would click in people's minds.

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Yan Danis, Les Kuntar, Jaroslav Halak: the real problem with backup goalies is that they were never given a chance and that's mainly because of their dull images. Nobody cared much about them because they're not interesting and therefore they could never get anybody lobbying for them.

Every famous goalie has as much persona as talent.

Gumper had his sardonic quips, Dryden was Mr. Brainpower, Plante has his mask, Vachon was a huge personality, Hasek was the quirky geek, every top goalie has something beyond puck stopping talent that kept giving them chances over others.

And it remains the same. Theo was a pretty boy Greek groovester from the South Shore.

Price has his native Indian, slow-pulsed junior phenom thing.

Being a #1 goalie is about more than stopping pucks, it's about capturing people's imaginations.

Danis and Racicot and all these other guys are probably just about as good as the number one goalies - or at least they could have been if propertly cultivated - but they lacked sex appeal. They never had a persona that would click in people's minds.
If you're being serious:

If you're trying to be funny:

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I looked closely at the UFA list and I believe that the three best options would be
1)Scott Clemmenson
2)Curtis McElhinney
3)David LeNeveu

Thibault, Lalime, Hedberg, Sanford, Holmqvist etc. might be great options but I don't think that those guys would like to come here knowing that they are going the 3rd goaltender.
i agree. Those guys have all had a taste in the nhl and i dont see them wanting to play in the NHL. It would make more sense to sign a guy like LeNeveu who needs to still prove himself, seeing as he hasnt played in the nhl yet.

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06-13-2008, 08:16 PM
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It'll be nice to see if Desjardins has a legit shot at the NHL.

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Good luck to him, he never complained and I hope he does well with another team.

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When Danis was signed as a free agent I thought he had a chance to beat out Théodore and Garon. Too bad he didn't, at least in the case of Théodore. It would have saved the Habs a pile of money and a lot of grief.

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06-13-2008, 08:29 PM
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meh...................no news is good news.

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Yan Danis, Les Kuntar, Jaroslav Halak: the real problem with backup goalies is that they were never given a chance and that's mainly because of their dull images. Nobody cared much about them because they're not interesting and therefore they could never get anybody lobbying for them.

Every famous goalie has as much persona as talent.

Gumper had his sardonic quips, Dryden was Mr. Brainpower, Plante has his mask, Vachon was a huge personality, Hasek was the quirky geek, every top goalie has something beyond puck stopping talent that kept giving them chances over others.

And it remains the same. Theo was a pretty boy Greek groovester from the South Shore.

Price has his native Indian, slow-pulsed junior phenom thing.

Being a #1 goalie is about more than stopping pucks, it's about capturing people's imaginations.

Danis and Racicot and all these other guys are probably just about as good as the number one goalies - or at least they could have been if propertly cultivated - but they lacked sex appeal. They never had a persona that would click in people's minds.
You have a sort of different perspective on things

PS: Racicot earned that "Red Light" nick for a good reason, and persona, imagination, and sex appeal had nothing to do with it

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06-14-2008, 01:38 AM
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You have a sort of different perspective on things

PS: Racicot earned that "Red Light" nick for a good reason, and persona, imagination, and sex appeal had nothing to do with it
Correct. Save percentage does though.

The common denominator among those the other guy mentioned, was that all those goalies were good. Backups generally, not so much.

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Cant blame a pro athelete for wanting to play

Funny thing...on NHL 2008 dynasty mode, Danis just asked me to trade him
Did you let him rot in the A too long? haha

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06-15-2008, 02:54 AM
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meh...

Please shut the door on your way out Yann.
and bring out the trashcan...


I liked the guy though...I still think he can make it. Too bad () Halak is that good...

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Did you let him rot in the A too long? haha

Haha...yup!

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funny all this time will could not trade him for a very low draft pick?

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funny all this time will could not trade him for a very low draft pick?
You really think we could have traded a 26 year old backkup AHL goalie that struggled for the past 2 years.

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You really think we could have traded a 26 year old backkup AHL goalie that struggled for the past 2 years.
HAHA true.... Given the returns for Bryzgalov and Huet what would Danis have brought as trade value??.... They don't have a 16th round of the NHL draft.

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