He can be a average NHL back up. So if you can move Thomas for a pick and use the cap space or move Thomas for a talented player it makes you think.....
If neither are options he plays in Providence
Yeah, I know, it's only one game, but it may be enough that it allows Chia to entertain more offers for Thomas, while giving him the luxury of being able to deal from a position of strength. And I'm saying that as one of the biggest Thomas fanboys here.
IMO Dobi is the real deal and I've been in his boat for awhile. I think the Bruins should take a hard look at trading Rask to C-Bus and see if they'll bite on the first pick. Go with Thomas/Dobi next year and let Thomas mentor him for a year, perfect since the play similar styles. Dobi is the perfect age for a goaltender to start to begin being in the rotation as a number 1.
This is probably all we're going to see of Khudobin this year, so admitting that this is a tricky decision based on the sample size, but...
Khudobin looked good. He's young, and talented, and has a one way contract next year meaning he'd need to clear waivers to go to Providence next year. So while we have very little to go on, that's going to be all we get to form our opinions unless something goes very wrong in the playoffs.
So in light of this, what do you think? Do we have at least an NHL caliber backup on our hands here, or not?
Just to be clear, that's not why he's waiver eligible, it's because he signed his current contract at age 25.
And should the Bruins need him next year because of injury to Rask/Thomas he wouldn't need to clear re-entry waivers to be called up because he'd be up as an emergency call up.
Burke was convinced that after 37 games Reimer was a legit #1, future Vezina goalie. So much so that he decided not to go after a vet goalie in the off-season. I don't have to tell you how bad this back-fired.
Trade Rask and then When TT is gone in a year, if Dobby isn't the real deal, the Bruins will be back to the goalie carousel of old.
Love what I saw from Khudobin, but I'll echo - it's just ONE game. At least Burke made his decision after 37 games.
I wish you were able to post more often Dom. I feel like I learn something new every time you post.
Thanks. Yeah the one way contract just means that he is paid his NHL salary whether he plays in the NHL or AHL. A two way deal specifies a salaray if he plays in the NHL and a salary if he plays AHL
looks like they wouldn't even have to call him up on emergency basis.
The Re-Entry Waiver procedure will not, however, be applicable to
Veteran Minor League Players defined as follows: (i) for goaltenders, Players who
have: (A) played in 180 or more professional games in North America (NHL, AHL
and ECHL), and (B) not spent more than 80 NHL games on NHL roster over the
prior two (2) seasons or more than 40 NHL games on NHL roster in the
immediately prior season; and (ii) for defensemen and forwards,.....
Khudobin has 221 career NHL, AHL and ECHL games so would fall under this
1)It's time to hand the reigns to Rask
2) Timmy is not getting any younger ,maybe time time to cash in the chips.
3) Anton is proly NHL ready but let's start with a back role before we trade the farm.
The Bruins gave him only one and it's a shame. Go look up his NHL record.
I already am well aware of his record. One game in a B's uniform. That's all I care about. You can make the case for any goalie prior to coming to a new team.
I think its crazy to start proclaiming him as "the future of the franchise" or how the B's should ship off Rask for him. Like, give the give a few more starts and see. If he plays again and gives up 5, where will everyone be? Its too early for predictions like this. I wouldnt mind a Rask/Khudobin in the near future. But trading Rask or anyone else and proclaiming that Khudobin is the future #1 by seeing him in ONE game? Its asinine.
And this is coming from someone who has seen him play in Prov, live. He should be a backup on an NHL team right now. I wouldnt trade Tuukka for him. Lets see what he can do facing the Rags,Nucks,Montreal etc before we all worship at the house of Khudobin. Its like Khusanity around here.
G Anton Khudobin, recalled from Providence, made his Bruins debut Thursday night, making 44 saves in a 3-1 win over the Senators. It was the seventh NHL game (the first six with the Wild) for Khudobin, who last played in the league on Jan. 18, 2011.
Khudobin figures to be the backup playoff goalie if Tuukka Rask isn't ready. Khudobin, who was headed back to Russia last summer before the Bruins came through with a two-year contract, would have been recalled when Rask went down but had a wrist injury. His win Thursday gave him a 5-1 NHL record, with a 1.39 goals-against average before Thursday.