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03-14-2013, 09:36 PM
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He has looked awesome against Chicago tonight. Looks like you found a keeper.

Side note: I'm glad you guys are moving divisions for I can root for you now.

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03-14-2013, 10:01 PM
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I couldn't be more impressed with Bob, there is about 0 chance Mason makes any of those saves! Bob is fantastic and is playing with a ton of heart Go Jackets!

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03-14-2013, 10:26 PM
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6-1-3 in his last ten, he may not be our future franchise goalie yet but with the play I'm consistenly seeing he is our starter.... There is 5% chance in my personal goalie book Steve Mason will ever be the CBJ starting goalie in the future...

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I couldn't be more impressed with Bob, there is about 0 chance Mason makes any of those saves! Bob is fantastic and is playing with a ton of heart Go Jackets!
Mase almost routinely made those sorts of saves in his rookie year.

How quickly we forget.

I'm loving Bob's play too, but let's be at least a little more restrained, 'kay?

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03-14-2013, 11:38 PM
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Mase almost routinely made those sorts of saves in his rookie year.

How quickly we forget.

I'm loving Bob's play too, but let's be at least a little more restrained, 'kay?
I was trying for "restrained" a week ago. Now I am just in unashamed awe.

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03-14-2013, 11:44 PM
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Mase almost routinely made those sorts of saves in his rookie year.

How quickly we forget.

I'm loving Bob's play too, but let's be at least a little more restrained, 'kay?
Except this ISN"T Bob's rookie year. The league got the book on Bob after his rookie year too. So he had last year and has responded nicely. Mason has not (yet).

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03-15-2013, 12:50 AM
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Bobrovsky had brilliant flashes as a rookie in Philadelphia too. The media there is notoriously harsh on goalies, and when you see some of the guys that have gone there and failed, it's no surprise that Bob struggled after his rookie campaign. I think a fresh start was just what he needed, and to me he looks like he has his swagger back. I don't think his recent level of play is sustainable, but I certainly think he's a guy who is capable of being a good #1 for us for the foreseeable future.

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03-15-2013, 01:18 AM
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Except this ISN"T Bob's rookie year. The league got the book on Bob after his rookie year too. So he had last year and has responded nicely. Mason has not (yet).
And perhaps more importantly its not in Hitchcock's system (when the players are still buying into said system).

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Mase almost routinely made those sorts of saves in his rookie year.

How quickly we forget.


I'm loving Bob's play too, but let's be at least a little more restrained, 'kay?


The guy has been a disaster for 4 years.

Perhaps it should be: "How long some of us hold on to our long outdated ideas of what a player's skill set is".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inCC-PAggRA

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Bob was so awesome last night, many couple of real good highlight real saves there. Best player, really kept in the game.

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03-15-2013, 06:20 AM
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The guy has been a disaster for 4 years.

Perhaps it should be: "How long some of us hold on to our long outdated ideas of what a player's skill set is".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inCC-PAggRA
Hon? It's too late for you to not embarrass yourself, but I recommend that you re-review that comment and its context such that you might at least educate yourself.

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03-15-2013, 06:49 AM
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Mase almost routinely made those sorts of saves in his rookie year.

How quickly we forget.

I'm loving Bob's play too, but let's be at least a little more restrained, 'kay?
The last few years of Masons play has stained my memory of his rookie year

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03-15-2013, 07:02 AM
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Bob has been en fuego the last 10 but lets not forget he has some stellar defense in front of him. Lots of the shots he has faced have been Jacket style- from far away and right at him. Not to say he hasn't stolen a few, he has, but flashes of brilliance should not reward him with a 10 year Luongo.

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03-15-2013, 07:32 AM
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Bobrovsky had brilliant flashes as a rookie in Philadelphia too. The media there is notoriously harsh on goalies, and when you see some of the guys that have gone there and failed, it's no surprise that Bob struggled after his rookie campaign. I think a fresh start was just what he needed, and to me he looks like he has his swagger back. I don't think his recent level of play is sustainable, but I certainly think he's a guy who is capable of being a good #1 for us for the foreseeable future.
Perhaps Ian Clark has helped him as well, I have read in the Philly threads that he didn't get a lot of help there. Clark and he have made some changes, perhaps these are now beginning to show.

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03-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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Except this ISN"T Bob's rookie year. The league got the book on Bob after his rookie year too. So he had last year and has responded nicely. Mason has not (yet).
Maybe the West hasn't studied enough tape on Bob?
Again he's playing awesome but he's shown he can be great for almost a full season in Philly, then shown last season that he was almost as bad as Mason. he was great for 2 games here, then went into a lull where (IMO) Mason outplayed him, and now he's playing fantastic for last 10 games.
I'm extremely impressed (played outstanding) but I'm not ready to sign him to a long term deal for #1 money.
But now instead of looking for a 1A/1B goalie to pair with Bob I think we can focus on a vet who can be a backup tender and see what bob does next season. If he plays like a #1 next season then consider long term.

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03-15-2013, 07:46 AM
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And perhaps more importantly its not in Hitchcock's system (when the players are still buying into said system).
Exactly in Hichcock's system we scored more and played better D.

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03-15-2013, 08:06 AM
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Forget about Hitch's "system".
It was his inability to shape the room which became evident.
He was a good coach for the wrong time and room.

Major credit to Richards and his coaches, and the seriousness brought by JD/KEK.

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03-15-2013, 08:22 AM
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Forget about Hitch's "system".
It was his inability to shape the room which became evident.
He was a good coach for the wrong time and room.

Major credit to Richards and his coaches, and the seriousness brought by JD/KEK.
Was it his inability or because of group of "young punks" thaght they could outscore the opposition, they convinced the franchise player of the same thing, and finally ownership and management bought in. So Hitch was canned because noone supported him from above (being able to say Brassard you don't want to play D, goodbye).
So next thing you know we end up with a coach with some pond hockey offensive scheme that set us back even further in our rebuild. Also keep in mind a couple coaches turned us down because they looked at our resources/players and understood what ownership/managment wanted to do (open things up, try to outscore the opponent) and knew it was a disaster.
So I don't blame Hitch, I blame the players and ownership and management who backed them up.
And yes I understand Hitch reinvented himself slightly in St Louis but his system works if you have the right players. Also JD was with the Blues when Hitch was hired there so if Hitch has a bad system, JD must not see it either.

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Maybe the West hasn't studied enough tape on Bob?
Again he's playing awesome but he's shown he can be great for almost a full season in Philly, then shown last season that he was almost as bad as Mason. he was great for 2 games here, then went into a lull where (IMO) Mason outplayed him, and now he's playing fantastic for last 10 games.
I'm extremely impressed (played outstanding) but I'm not ready to sign him to a long term deal for #1 money.
But now instead of looking for a 1A/1B goalie to pair with Bob I think we can focus on a vet who can be a backup tender and see what bob does next season. If he plays like a #1 next season then consider long term.
Or Bob is continuing to improve. Some of the big stories about him were that he would stop a player in practice who scored on him and ask that player what he saw from the shooter's perspective, and that his work ethic is unmatched. Maybe we finally have a goalie that wants to read the book on himself, and improve those areas as opposed to spending his time polishing his trophy.

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03-15-2013, 09:27 AM
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I don't get the impression that Bob is all about the money but it can't be overlooked that he is Russian and the KHL could try to sweep in and sign him for outrageous money.

They shouldn't overpay but they also shouldn't penny pinch if there is a legitimate thought he could be the guy. 30 year old Viktor Fasth got a 2 year deal for a 2.9 cap hit based on roughly 8-10 games of NHL experience and that can't be overlooked in the negotiating process here. While he is older, I think that may consider some framework involved if they even remotely think Bobs is the guy.

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I would have no problem handing Bob a 2 year 3 million contract. He's played like a starter and deserves to get paid like one. I really think we have a #1 in the making.

Bob is very young for a goal tender both in age (still only 24 I believe) and in starts. Alot is made of his bad performance in his second year, but much of the poor stats were due to the fact that he was behind a defense that made ours look elite and Philly didn't support a young goalie like they needed too (apparently lacked much in the way of goalie coaching and other problems). Ian Clark has said that it is his hard work and his acceptance that he has weaknesses he needs to improve that has resulted in this new and improved Bob, and that is something that is only going to continue as Bob develops and the team gets a real off season and training camp.

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Bob's play has been exceptional during this stretch.

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03-15-2013, 04:58 PM
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03-15-2013, 07:38 PM
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Nice.... with some luck his recent play isn't a fluke and we have solid goaltender for the next few years....

And btw, for those plagued with memories of Mason's rookie season, the evolution of Bobrovsky and Mason have nothing in common.... They are two independent events, but I can understand the concerns.

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