HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > Prospects
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Prospects Discuss hockey prospects from all over the world and the NHL Draft.

Darcy Kuemper

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-11-2012, 11:14 AM
  #1
Qubax
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,983
vCash: 500
Darcy Kuemper

Thoughts on him as a prospect?

Obviously being behind Backstrom, Harding, Hackett is no easy task. But he seems like a great young goalie nonetheless...

Qubax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-11-2012, 11:19 AM
  #2
JMcLeaf
(╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
JMcLeaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ♫d(-_-)b♫
Country: Antarctica
Posts: 17,473
vCash: 500
I haven't seen him play, but I know he was last years CHL goalie of the year, and has put up great numbers at every level so he's obviously doing something right. Wild fans must be pretty pumped to have him and Hackett.

JMcLeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-11-2012, 12:55 PM
  #3
Haite
x
 
Haite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,866
vCash: 2465
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMcLeaf View Post
I haven't seen him play, but I know he was last years CHL goalie of the year, and has put up great numbers at every level so he's obviously doing something right. Wild fans must be pretty pumped to have him and Hackett.
And Johan Gustafsson too. I, for one, am very excited.

Haite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-11-2012, 01:54 PM
  #4
Torts
Registered User
 
Torts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,454
vCash: 500
with the volatility that comes with the position, im sure he has a chance if he were impress at the ECHL/AHL level and have good training camps.

Nothing is better than a couple developing years in the minors for goalies in my opinion.

Torts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-11-2012, 08:07 PM
  #5
R S
Renegade Stylings
 
R S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 23,619
vCash: 4250
He needs major seasoning. Very inconsistent tendy. When he's on, he's amazing though.

R S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-26-2013, 10:08 PM
  #6
inthewings
Registered User
 
inthewings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,072
vCash: 500
Bumping this, as the kid continues to perform.

He's now won 3 consecutive starts (taken the starting job from Hackett?) and now has a 0.929 SV% with 3 shutouts in 13 games.

inthewings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-27-2013, 08:59 PM
  #7
FUBAR McDangles
Registered User
 
FUBAR McDangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grand Forks, ND
Country: United States
Posts: 6,794
vCash: 710
Quote:
Originally Posted by inthewings View Post
Bumping this, as the kid continues to perform.

He's now won 3 consecutive starts (taken the starting job from Hackett?) and now has a 0.929 SV% with 3 shutouts in 13 games.
It's also good to note that the first of those 3 consecutive starts was a game that broke something like a 5-6 game losing streak, if not more. I can't really remember

Not sure if he's taken the starting job from Hackett yet, but Matt hasn't been doing all that hot this season. I'd imagine that if Darcy keeps his play up, he might just nab it.

FUBAR McDangles is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
01-28-2013, 10:04 AM
  #8
ThatGuy22
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,513
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by tyratoku View Post
It's also good to note that the first of those 3 consecutive starts was a game that broke something like a 5-6 game losing streak, if not more. I can't really remember

Not sure if he's taken the starting job from Hackett yet, but Matt hasn't been doing all that hot this season. I'd imagine that if Darcy keeps his play up, he might just nab it.
He's been my favored goalie between him and Hackett since last year. Only advantage Hackett has is that he arrived in the AHL a year sooner and was the presumptive starter.

ThatGuy22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 03:37 PM
  #9
JMcLeaf
(╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
JMcLeaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ♫d(-_-)b♫
Country: Antarctica
Posts: 17,473
vCash: 500
1st NHL start tonight

JMcLeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 03:43 PM
  #10
inthewings
Registered User
 
inthewings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,072
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMcLeaf View Post
1st NHL start tonight
It's crazy that he seems to have actually passed Hackett on the depth chart. Really looking forward to seeing how he does.

inthewings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 04:07 PM
  #11
Bourdon
Registered User
 
Bourdon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,569
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by inthewings View Post
It's crazy that he seems to have actually passed Hackett on the depth chart. Really looking forward to seeing how he does.
Well, it's tough to equate better numbers to a better future outlook. There's a lot that goes into evaluating goaltending talent. The AHL is a lot less structured, and bigger goaltenders have historically had more success at that level and subsequently had trouble translating their game. Things like technique, agility, hockey vision, rebound control, mental strength, etc. are very important to a goaltender's success at the NHL level.

I would like to see what Kuemper's strengths and weaknesses are before I'd make a snap judgment like that. From the looks of it, Hackett hasn't had the best season so far, but neither did Holtby last year in the AHL. I personally was impressed with how good Hackett was in his stint with the Wild last year...explosive lateral movement, plays tight to the body and leaves few holes, very calm demeanor, but rebound control could have been better.

Bourdon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 05:25 PM
  #12
tomgilbertfan
CRAAAWWWFFFOOORD
 
tomgilbertfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 8,098
vCash: 500
Hack seems to be struggling this year, and Kuemper has seized his opportunity to be the starter in Houston the last few weeks.
I don't know which one has a better shot at being the starter in the future in MN, all i know is I love that we have those two battling it out in the AHL, with Gustafsson in Sweden.

tomgilbertfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 05:29 PM
  #13
SidGenoMario
Registered User
 
SidGenoMario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,213
vCash: 511
I played either hockey or lacrosse with him

SidGenoMario is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 08:51 PM
  #14
Victorious Secret
Dr. Chuck Evil
 
Victorious Secret's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Arkansas
Country: Ireland
Posts: 11,016
vCash: 16145
Quote:
Originally Posted by inthewings View Post
It's crazy that he seems to have actually passed Hackett on the depth chart. Really looking forward to seeing how he does.
STATS

Hard not to when he has a .938 save percentage. He has been unreal the last month.

Victorious Secret is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 09:44 PM
  #15
IHaveNoCreativity
HFB Partner
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Somewhere in Quebec.
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,166
vCash: 500
He worked hard for this, from the ECHL to the NHL.

IHaveNoCreativity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 10:49 PM
  #16
Dampland
YEO must GO
 
Dampland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Job Search City
Country: United States
Posts: 2,309
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity View Post
He worked hard for this, from the ECHL to the NHL.
He was only sent to the ECHL last year, because Wild management wanted both Hackett and Kuemper to play a lot of games, so only option was sending one of them to ECHL team.

Dampland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 11:55 PM
  #17
funky
Registered User
 
funky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Saskatoon, Sask
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,055
vCash: 500
was awesome in his NHL debut. 2 goals against, 1 he had no chance on. 28 saves against the Cunucks is a great day for any goaltender.

funky is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-12-2013, 11:57 PM
  #18
Circulartheory
@danccchan
 
Circulartheory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong
Posts: 4,885
vCash: 500
Luckily he wasn't tested too much so good way to break Kuemper into the NHL: against a strong team in front of a big crowd without too many dangerous shots.

Circulartheory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-13-2013, 12:20 AM
  #19
Street Hawk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,596
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qubax View Post
Thoughts on him as a prospect?

Obviously being behind Backstrom, Harding, Hackett is no easy task. But he seems like a great young goalie nonetheless...
Backstrom is a UFA at season's end with a $6 million cap hit. May or may not return.

Harding, wasn't he diagnosed with MS last year? Best of luck to him on his battle.

If he was in the CHL last year, he's still got another year or 2 in the AHL to develop his game. Time will tell whether Backstrom is still in the picture or not.

Street Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.