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12-19-2009, 05:54 PM
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I haven't checked the stats or anything but who's actually doing better anyways between Anderson and Quick? We all know Quick has been playing a lot better and Anderson has come back to earth a bit, but now that I to think about it, Quick might even make it. Of course, assuming Thomas is still not having a good season.
Anderson has the better save % (.916 to .904) and shutouts (3 to 0) but Quick has the better GAA (2.58 to 2.68) and wins (20 to 16).

The difference is Quick is trending upwards and Anderson downwards. Anderson's stats were just so crazy for the first few weeks or so that it will take a while for his numbers to fall if he struggles.

With how inconsistent Quick was in the first two months, especially with the bad goals and zero shutouts, I'm actually pleasantly surprised by his numbers. They should only get better going forward as well IMO.

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12-19-2009, 06:00 PM
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I'm hoping for Miller, Thomas and Anderson. Quick needs the rest if Murray plans on giving him 70 starts.

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Agree with Kopitar fan.


That's fair. Quick has seen a ton of work. He's got to be more exhausted than Howard.

I can't believe I dropped him.

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12-19-2009, 06:04 PM
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I'm hoping for Miller, Thomas and Anderson. Quick needs the rest if Murray plans on giving him 70 starts.
He's not going to play.

So would you rather him practice with guys like Kessel, Parise, Kane, Statsny, Suter, Ryan, etc. or would you rather him practice with Harrold and company?

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He's not going to play.

So would you rather him practice with guys like Kessel, Parise, Kane, Statsny, Suter, Ryan, etc. or would you rather him practice with Harrold and company?
Even the practice is work he dosen't need.

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12-19-2009, 06:09 PM
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Even the practice is work he dosen't need.
He can rest when the season is over.

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I agree, which wasn't the case the past few years, but I still think he's a lock because his ability to absolutely take over games. In short tournaments, that's a key ability, much like Antero Nittymaki did for Finland in 2006.

Especially with there being no doubt about Miller being the clear cut #1 going into the tournament, you might as well have a guy with that ability on the bench just in case. And then bring along a young guy like Quick for experience and preparation for the future.
I'll buy that. As long as Miller stays healthy, I really doubt anyone else is going to play.

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12-19-2009, 06:16 PM
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Even the practice is work he dosen't need.
He's going to be practicing one way or the other, so it might as well come against better players in an intense environment.

You're kidding yourself if you think Quick is going to take the 2 weeks off and not take the ice even if he's still in LA.

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The only thing Quick has going for him is his play of late as someone mentioned it is trending upwards. If he does make it this is why as he has been good lately. If you look over the course of the year thus far, he hasn't done much that others couldn't have done... We have afterall scored a lot of goals padding the win column for him...
I am just glad he is playing well now...

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12-19-2009, 06:29 PM
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He's going to be practicing one way or the other, so it might as well come against better players in an intense environment.

You're kidding yourself if you think Quick is going to take the 2 weeks off and not take the ice even if he's still in LA.
I realize he is still gonna work here. but as the #3 you get almost ALL the work. He would basically be a whipping boy. Whereas here, he would practice as much as TM deems necessary.

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someone should really change the title of this thread

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I realize he is still gonna work here. but as the #3 you get almost ALL the work. He would basically be a whipping boy. Whereas here, he would practice as much as TM deems necessary.
Not really. This is an Olympic team of all NHL established players. Olympic rosters don't have "whipping boys". NHL starting goaltenders don't compete for a chance to represent their country as a "whipping boy."

As others said, he'd be practicing and working just as hard here during the break as he would in Vancouver. Might as well give him the chance to see how Vezina winning goalies go through their day to day routines on both game days and practice days (Miller, imo, is the early front runner for the Vezina). Never in his career has Quick been behind a goalie of Miller or Thomas's quality.

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As a Kurrilino Fan Club member...I'm disappointed at your journalistic sensationalism. This isn't NBC boards


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He can rest when the season is over.

He can.... OR we can let him get a little MENTAL RnR before we head to the playoffs. Let him do whatever the hell he wants to do. Right?

He'll watch the Olympics. Don't for a second think he won't be sitting there learning, and making sure he's going to be there next time.

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I would say two points:

1) if Quick makes the team, he won't play (as stated it'll be Miller)

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2) I think the odds of Quick making the team are quite low. Miller and Thomas should be in. Meaning one spot is up for grabs and Craig Anderson has the insider track. Barring an injury to one of the top top two, Quick's essentially fighting for the last spot. And it's a spot most non-Kings fans will say he will lose.

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It would be great for Quick to make this team. He would be either second or third on the depth chart, and basically get to travel with team USA and be completely excited by all there is in the Olympics. Even if he doesn't play, he is still an Olympian. That can't be a bad thing for a young guy like Quick.

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