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06-23-2012, 10:34 AM
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Your going to love this kid, he has gotten better year after year, I coached him for two seasons and we all new he was special. Good luck Stolli were all proud of you!

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06-23-2012, 10:45 AM
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Why draft any goalie this high? I do not know this guy, but I view him as Hovinen, except we are the drafting team that gives up his rights because he did not develop quickly enough.

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06-23-2012, 10:50 AM
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Your going to love this kid, he has gotten better year after year, I coached him for two seasons and we all new he was special. Good luck Stolli were all proud of you!
Thanks for your input.

If you run into him, tell him the city is happy to have him.

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06-23-2012, 10:52 AM
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Why draft any goalie this high? I do not know this guy, but I view him as Hovinen, except we are the drafting team that gives up his rights because he did not develop quickly enough.
Well, he's off to college, so we have plenty of time.

3 years in college; 2 years in the AHL; 1 year as Bryz backup. Year 7: a 24-year old Stolarz takes over, as Bryz goes back to Russia.

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I know his older brother Todd, who is also a goalie, and a very good one at that.

He's already got the height, but when he fills out, he's going to be an absolute monster. Very excited about this pick, for more than just obvious reasons.

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06-23-2012, 01:19 PM
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18 year old goalie with huge potential is perfect. With Bryz's huge deal, he has plenty of time to fully develop.

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06-23-2012, 03:01 PM
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I heard good things about Murray from SSM, but with this kid headed to college, he'll be in no rush to get to the big leagues. He can spend a few years there while not burning up years on his contract. I see the logic. Our goalie track record has been very poor however. Hoping this one works out.

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06-23-2012, 03:33 PM
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All the guys I were hoping would be available at our pick were gone(Finn, Aberg, Collberg, Kerdiles, Pokka, and Bystrom) so I don't really have a problem with it.
My thoughts exactly. I am glad they took a goalie. Since it is not a 1st rounder, there isn't too much pressure, and with Bryz, there is no hurry. I don't like taking goalies in the 1st round, but mid second round is fine with me.

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06-23-2012, 03:45 PM
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Anybody know much about the UNO coaching staff? I hope this kid gets to learn under a solid goaltending coach, because he looks like he has the physical tools and drive.

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06-23-2012, 06:09 PM
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Anybody know much about the UNO coaching staff? I hope this kid gets to learn under a solid goaltending coach, because he looks like he has the physical tools and drive.
Dean Blais, the head coach, was the former head man at North Dakota and won a couple of NCAA titles. He's entering his fourth (?) season at Nebraska-Omaha and the program went to the NCAA tourney (two?) years ago.

Here's a brief bio surrounding his time at the USA Junior team: http://www.usahockey.com/world_junio...tailedNews=yes

Edit: I checked to see the assistant coaches but I'm not familiar with them.

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06-24-2012, 05:23 PM
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I think Homer saw the great success we had last year with Bryz, and since he went 44th overall in 2000, he figured that's the range where good goalies are plucked from

In all seriousness, though, it seems the scouting staff really liked him, and while I don't know anything about him, I'm not opposed to us drafting a goalie prospect any pick that's not the first one. It's just too bad we'll have to wait quite a while to see how this turns out.

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06-24-2012, 07:53 PM
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If you ask niceley, he's started following Flyer fans on twitter. Stoliethegoalie is his handle I belive.

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He's a Devils fan.

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He's a Devils fan.
JVR was a Rangers fan I think. Probably why he was moved

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JVR was a Rangers fan I think. Probably why he was moved
Can Bryz be a Penguins fan?

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06-25-2012, 11:22 AM
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I have a sneaking suspicion his team was not coached to be defense first. In his last 10 games he faced an average of almost 50 shots a game.

Edit- sorry it was a measly 44 shots a game. I read the stats wrong.

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http://www.thehockeynews.com/article...e-combine.html

Impressive at the combine

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Another NHL Draft Combine is in the books and while the kids are exhausted, the GMs and their scouts are the ones with the sleepless nights coming up. Who will soar and who will flame out? This is where the real guesswork comes in. Chris Calnan of Noble and Greenough prep school was the big winner in the physical tests with multiple victories and several other notable names did well. Here’s a look at some of the players we’re excited to see in the big league some day.

Anthony Stolarz, G – Corpus Christi IceRays (NAHL)

Only one player from the North American League was invited to the draft combine and it should be no surprise that it was a goalie. After all, the NAHL’s big contributions to the game have come in net lately, from Ryan Miller to Chicago prospect Mac Carruth. Stolarz is a prototypical modern goalie, with a long frame and an affection for Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. In fact, Stolarz’s 81-inch wing span was tops among combine competitors and he showed off his fitness by placing top-10 in the gruelling VO2 Max bike test. Not bad for a kid who was snubbed by the United States League over the summer. In his 19 interviews at the combine, Stolarz was frequently asked about how he wound up in Texas.

“A lot of them were surprised that I went to an open NAHL camp in New York, that I wasn’t invited to the main camp until then,” he said. “I wanted to go to the USHL, but it didn’t work out.”

Their loss. Stolarz put up a .920 save percentage on a bad Corpus Christi team, where his 1,602 saves ranked second in the league. That’s an average of 32 shots a game (nearly 10 more than some of the other NAHL stats leaders), but the New Jersey native wasn’t complaining.

“I thrive when I face a lot of shots – it keeps me mentally focused and it’s fun,” Stolarz said. “The more pucks you stop, the better you look.”

The 6-foot-5 200-pound keeper is committed to Nebraska-Omaha for next season, so much so that he went straight from Toronto to Omaha to begin training. As for the reasoning behind his destination, it’s all about the leadership behind the bench.

“Dean Blais’ track record speaks for itself,” Stolarz said. “He’s a legendary coach. And Brian Renfrew is the assistant and the goalie coach. I’m looking forward to meeting him and actually having a goalie coach.”

Stolarz prides himself on his athleticism and ability to use his stick, but still wants to work on his foot speed. Considering the Texas two-step he navigated this summer, he’ll be just fine in that regard. Draft eligible in 2012.

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06-25-2012, 11:57 AM
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He is only 18 give him a few years. He could develop into a really good goalie and since Bryz is already in his 30s. Stolarz could eventually be the starter.

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06-25-2012, 12:26 PM
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He is only 18 give him a few years. He could develop into a really good goalie and since Bryz is already in his 30s. Stolarz could eventually be the starter.
Seriously, by the time Stolarz would be ready for a starting job, it will be in Bryz's last year of his contract if I'm doing the math right and assuming Stolarz has 2-3 years as a Phantom/Flyers back-up role.

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06-25-2012, 03:10 PM
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Seriously, by the time Stolarz would be ready for a starting job, it will be in Bryz's last year of his contract if I'm doing the math right and assuming Stolarz has 2-3 years as a Phantom/Flyers back-up role.

Right?
Depends on how long he stays in college and/or his development. Too many factors to be able to accurately judge.

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06-25-2012, 03:19 PM
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What I don't really understand is, that we traded Bob for a goaltender prospect

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What I don't really understand is, that we traded Bob for a goaltender prospect
They're at completely different stages of their career.

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06-25-2012, 03:21 PM
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What I don't really understand is, that we traded Bob for a goaltender prospect
The same bob we signed as a undrafted free agent and immediately flipped him for some assets.

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What I don't really understand is, that we traded Bob for a goaltender prospect
True.

The Homer haters response will be that we blew an asset of a NHL goalie on 3 questions marks.

The Homer lovers response will be that we took a player who cost us nothing and turned it into 3 prospects.


I would side with the latter group on this one.

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