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12-14-2011, 11:48 AM
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Could Tik be on his way up?

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It may not happen right away (it actually may not happen at all) but it is not a stretch to believe that if Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson continues struggling, GM Steve Yzerman might soon bring goaltender Dustin Tokarski up from AHL Norfolk for a couple-game look-see.

Full article: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightn...ki-ahl-norfolk
It makes sense. Similar situation to last year when Desjardins got the call up because Norfolk had a lengthy layoff and the goaltending here was (is now) so bad that he actually got into 2 games and did well.

What the hell? Give the guy a shot. Can't be much worse than Roloson.

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I really hope he gets a chance, I have high hopes for the kid, always believed in him! He got quite nice stats, 2.43 GAA despite a horrible start in his first games of the season.

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Can't see why not! Unless Moore wants to practise back handers with him!

Might as well bring Ashton up to for a cup of coffee!

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Bring Ashton, Barberio, and Gudas up with him.

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DC didn't mention it in the article but BP did on Twitter that Norfolk has another lengthy layoff around the holidays (9 days) so we might see it then.

I see no problem with it, give the guy a shot. If he doesn't play that well send him back but there's nothing wrong with giving him a taste. Wouldn't "hurt" his development if so, probably help it if anything. Extra motivation.

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Also if he comes up and impresses it could increase his stock as trade bait. With how we're going, this move is all upside.

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Also if he comes up and impresses it could increase his stock as trade bait. With how we're going, this move is all upside.
Why would we trade him? Specially if he plays well?

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The real question is. If they start him a game or two, and he does well like CD did. Do you let him stay or send him back down? And if he stays, then what?

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Scratch Clark, or hell, cut him. Send down Jones, bring up Tokarski, Ashton, Gudas and Oberg. Play Oberg one game, Gudas the next.

With the way its going now, what the heck do we have to lose?

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Scratch Clark, or hell, cut him. Send down Jones, bring up Tokarski, Ashton, Gudas and Oberg. Play Oberg one game, Gudas the next.

With the way its going now, what the heck do we have to lose?
Clark is alright and way better than Oberg..just look at the amount of shot he is blocking, reckon he is a bit underrated.

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Can't see why not! Unless Moore wants to practise back handers with him!

Might as well bring Ashton up to for a cup of coffee!
Unless Moore wants to practise back handers with him!

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Scratch Clark, or hell, cut him. Send down Jones, bring up Tokarski, Ashton, Gudas and Oberg. Play Oberg one game, Gudas the next.

With the way its going now, what the heck do we have to lose?
One thing at a time. There's no need to blow up the team.

Clark's not the problem. Kubina is arguably is, but start fixing the problems from the net-out, and every change probably won't become necessary.

I think Bobby Taylor's having an influence in the meta-discussion. You have to keep in mind that goalies will never, under any circumstance, criticize a goalie. Taylor has said the Lightning are having trouble scoring goals, when they've putting up 2.57 goals/game. All we need is to get our goals against average below that. Right now it's 3.30, 28th in the NHL.

(2.57 goals/game is good enough for 18th in the NHL, which is not exactly inspiring, however, DAL is 22nd, CGY is 23rd, MIN is 24th, STL is 25th, and NJ is 26th)

You'll notice that every one of those teams has a good goalie. Kari Lehtonen has been playing the best hockey of his career for Dallas (2.34 gaa), Kipper for Calgary, Backstrom and Harding for MIN, Halak and Elliot for STL, and Brodeur for NJ.

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The real question is. If they start him a game or two, and he does well like CD did. Do you let him stay or send him back down? And if he stays, then what?
CD would have stayed if SFY hadn't traded for Roloson.

I had concerns that CD was going to get figured out pretty quickly though with his split heavy style.


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Why would we trade him? Specially if he plays well?
Package for Schneider or some junk like that... Just hypothetical.

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I'm all for a few games for Tik. At the very worst he'll get a feel for the difference in speed of the game and an NHL shot.

Can't be much worse than Roli.

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I like Tik....

But..can we trade and try and get back Desjardins? He's absolutely tearing it up at the moment...

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Would love to see tik get a cup of coffee in the bigs vwho knows, maybe we luck out and get a Reiner-esque situation?

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I like Tik....

But..can we trade and try and get back Desjardins? He's absolutely tearing it up at the moment...
I still don't understand why we didn't re-sign him to a regular 1-2 year two-way deal. Despite his surgery it's a rather low risk but potentially high reward situation. BriseBois?

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ProHockeyTalk says Tokarski was recalled. I believe this is an error
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Yzerman is doing all he can to correct the problem. Dustin Tokarski’s been recalled from AHL Norfolk (where he posted a 9-5-0 record with a 1.94 GAA and .918 save percentage) and Yzerman’s rumored to still be working the phones for a goaltending upgrade.
http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2...-a-tough-time/

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@BoltProspects I DM'd them about it. To my knowledge, Tokarski has not been recalled.

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And now ESPN is saying that a TBL deal is imminent.

Schneider is playing in net tonight in Carolina. I wonder if Tampa will have scouts there?

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All of this is out of the norm. We've never known anything about what SFY is up to until it's actually announced. SFY doesn't let his secrets slip out.

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All of this is out of the norm. We've never known anything about what SFY is up to until it's actually announced. SFY doesn't let his secrets slip out.
#boom. I noticed that too. I don't see how it could have slipped without a specific trade partner involved.

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If Tik HAS been recalled then I'm guessing Roloson or Garon are out and we're getting a Dman.

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If Tik HAS been recalled then I'm guessing Roloson or Garon are out and we're getting a Dman.
Tik hasn't been recalled, and ESPN can't get a scoop before TSN. It breaks the laws of physics.

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Tik hasn't been recalled, and ESPN can't get a scoop before TSN. It breaks the laws of physics.
Eklund has called trades that happen before. So crazier things have happened

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Eklund has called trades that happen before. So crazier things have happened
Eklund has about the same accuracy as a lunar body, drifting through space. Everyone once in a very great while it will hit something, but normally it's miles and miles away from anything else.

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