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11-27-2011, 10:19 AM
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they've had a couple of pretty good ones in the past you know. 1 may have even won a few cups

and technically, those are lefties, all the goalies we have now are righties.
None I can think of were really Leaf goalies, if you know what I mean. I think the one who spent the longest time here was Fuhr and wasn't that just a season and half? You dont think of the Leafs when you think of any of those.

Also, I thought goalies were referenced via their catching hand; Reimer'a lefty because he catches with his left and Eriksson's a righty...

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11-27-2011, 11:05 AM
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Still though, I'm not buying into the SEL over-age free-agent hype since Monster, MZA and Brunstrom haven't exactly lived up to the hype or standards that were projected from them.
Mats Zuccarello is pretty awesome. It's a mystery to me why he can't break the Rangers roster this year. I wouldn't put him in the same category as Brunnstrom.

Anyway, hopefully this signing goes through, from what I've been reading and seeing, seems like a fantastic prospect to have in the system.

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11-27-2011, 11:07 AM
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21 isn't exactly that old.

Also, he's only a FA because the Flyers became overzealous and let him go for nothing since they thought they were set in goal for many years...

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None I can think of were really Leaf goalies, if you know what I mean. I think the one who spent the longest time here was Fuhr and wasn't that just a season and half? You dont think of the Leafs when you think of any of those.

Also, I thought goalies were referenced via their catching hand; Reimer'a lefty because he catches with his left and Eriksson's a righty...
I've always referenced "left or right" goalies the same as baseball does. Glove on right hand, "throws" left. Yeah, I know, goalies don't throw anything, except the occasional fit. Speaking of Curtis Joseph (see what I did there), it always boggled my mind that he was a "rightie" goalie who shot left, which is why his puck handling was always a nightmare, unlike say, Martin Brodeur, a rightie who shoots left. Guess he never felt comfortable with the glove on the other hand. Didn't seem to hurt his career at all, but I still had to put my hands over my eyes whenever he came out to play the puck.

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Mats Zuccarello is pretty awesome. It's a mystery to me why he can't break the Rangers roster this year. I wouldn't put him in the same category as Brunnstrom.

Anyway, hopefully this signing goes through, from what I've been reading and seeing, seems like a fantastic prospect to have in the system.
Agreed. Zuccarello played pretty good for the Rangers last year, was really surprised when he got demoted.

The thing with Fabian Brunnstrom, as I remember Bob McGowan pointing out BEFORE Dallas signed him, he had never played on a single Swedish national team, was a relative unknown even there. In addition, before his one year in the SEL, he played in Division 1, which is the 3rd tier league in Sweden. If you are familiar with English football, it would be like the level below the Championship, 2 below the Premiership.

Zuccarello had always been one of Norway's elite, and he was the top player in the Norway league before graduating to the SEL, where he lead the league in scoring in his second year. Hes played 2 WJC's, one of them in the top level, played in 2 Worlds, and the Olympics.

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11-27-2011, 12:19 PM
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Another free potential back up, or starter

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Also heard something similar to this on twitter from @***********

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11-27-2011, 05:11 PM
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None I can think of were really Leaf goalies, if you know what I mean. I think the one who spent the longest time here was Fuhr and wasn't that just a season and half? You dont think of the Leafs when you think of any of those.

Also, I thought goalies were referenced via their catching hand; Reimer'a lefty because he catches with his left and Eriksson's a righty...
seriously? goalies who played goal for the Leafs you don't consider Leafs goalies because they played elsewhere?

then no, maybe the Leafs have never had a lefty...

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11-27-2011, 08:14 PM
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Maybe because they had Bob and Bryz? It's the only thing I can think of, unless they thought he wasn't good before the breakout year.
I remember a very detailed post a Flyers fan put up about how Holmgren is horrible at cap management details and losing Eriksson was one of the examples.

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I just came in to give you an update on how Eriksson is playing.

He played 33 games during the regular season for Skellefteå in the SEL and ended up with a .932 save percentage and a 1.82 goals against average. With those numbers he was second in the league in save percentage and third in GAA. He also added three shutouts to that.

Now he's just won the first round of the playoffs for his team and he has been stunning in the six games he's played in that 4-2-series win. In those six performances he has a .956 save percentage and a 1.31 GAA. He was the biggest reason why Skellefteå advanced and would be awesome to have as a prospect in our system.

I really hope Thommie Bergman is on top of this and that he makes sure that Burkie has Eriksson pretty high on his priority list. He could turn out to be a very solid starter in the NHL in the future and plays very much like Carey Price.

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what was Gustavsson's numbers in Sweden?

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as long as he's considerably better that the last Swedish Goalie.

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what was Gustavsson's numbers in Sweden?
What was Lundqvist's numbers in Sweden?

What was Lindback's numbers in Sweden?

What was Markstrom's numbers in Sweden?

What was Nilsson's numbers in Sweden?

And so on, and so on........

Only because Gustavsson doesn't seem to be turning out to the goalie he was projected to be that doesn't mean a thing considering other goalies coming from Sweden.

Are you saying that you never would want a canadian goalie again because of the failure of many canadian goalies during the years?

You really don't need to look further than our very own mr Owuya to see a goalie prospect from Sweden that seems to be playing pretty well in our system....

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02.29.2012 - Trio of young goalies step to the forefront in Sweden

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leafs interested in a swedish goalie? what a surprise
One of them is going to end up having some Lundqvist DNA I hope.

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I LOVE these older, free wallet goalie prospects. Never have too much depth.
It's worked out incredibly well so far

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It's worked out incredibly well so far
I'd consider Bozak a success. Who cares if they dont work out? Nothing to lose.

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can we potentially see Gus leave as a UFA; and one of maybe Scrivens/Reimer in a package for a veteran starter? with the remaining one being the backup for the leafs; and Eriksson playing in the A for a bit?

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I'd consider Bozak a success. Who cares if they dont work out? Nothing to lose.
Gustavsson lost us some big games this season, that's a lot to lose.

Plus, 1/however many is great success rate.

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Gustavsson lost us some big games this season, that's a lot to lose.

Plus, 1/however many is great success rate.
So we should stop trying to sign very good prospects from abroad because not all them work out?

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Because rolling with goalies with literally no NHL experience as the main starter on the team has worked so well for us these last few years.

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Gustavsson lost us some big games this season, that's a lot to lose.

Plus, 1/however many is great success rate.
Gus didnt lose us the season by himself.

And again, they're free. Theirs nothing to lose. A drafted player could lose you for you just as easily.

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Goalies are difficult to evaluate as NHL starters and because of that the numbers game needs to be played. The more tickets you have, more chances to win.

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