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02-05-2012, 05:52 PM
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Harding or Nabokov would be ideal if we open a spotby moving Bickell/Frolik/Shaw.

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02-05-2012, 05:58 PM
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I'd look at a guy like Ellis, CMason or Montoya before I consider Harding or Nabby. Both will cost more than these guys

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02-05-2012, 07:05 PM
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For good reason

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02-05-2012, 08:18 PM
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This is from another thread but worth repeating from my perspective:

.... but be careful not to confuse that spirit with gritty competitveness. CC is not going to get much from Emery even if he treated Corey like a son. That is the goaltending coaches job.

Ray is a fighter and it is that competitive edge that may just propel him into surprising everyone again .... just like he did in Anaheim last season, and he did by coming back from such a debilitating injury. Q needs to give him the chance to prove a lot of people wrong again and lead this team into the playoffs.

Of course that's assuming Hawks don't look for goaltending help... now. It definitely is a gamble not to, if they are serious about this season.

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02-05-2012, 08:24 PM
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Emery is incapable of taking any team on Stanley Cup run.

WE neen another option at goalie, but Emery is the one who will be dumped.

Just watching Iggy (who is poor on breakaways) simply undress Emery on a simple routine deak shows how non-existent Emery's lateral movement is.

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02-05-2012, 08:52 PM
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Emery is incapable of taking any team on Stanley Cup run.

WE neen another option at goalie, but Emery is the one who will be dumped.

Just watching Iggy (who is poor on breakaways) simply undress Emery on a simple routine deak shows how non-existent Emery's lateral movement is.
Emery's playing well, considering the guy is missing part of his hip.

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02-05-2012, 09:29 PM
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You're really out of your freaking mind, when you bring up Ellis and Chris Mason as options.

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I'd look at a guy like Ellis, CMason or Montoya before I consider Harding or Nabby. Both will cost more than these guys

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02-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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You're really out of your freaking mind, when you bring up Ellis and Chris Mason as options.
Ellis is good enough in a #1B/2 role.

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02-06-2012, 10:52 AM
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Chris Mason is a good option when he is having a good year. Look at his career stats. He's up and down in a crazy way. This year he is way up.

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Emery is incapable of taking any team on Stanley Cup run.

WE neen another option at goalie, but Emery is the one who will be dumped.

Just watching Iggy (who is poor on breakaways) simply undress Emery on a simple routine deak shows how non-existent Emery's lateral movement is.
One example by one of the best forwards in the NHL over the past decade does not make your point. Sorry. That was a beautiful move by Iggy.

I seem to remember Patrick Sharp making almost the same move on Roberto Luongo in the playoffs in 2010, Game 2. Sure folks will be quick to pile on Luongo, but he has been one of the best regular season goaltenders in the league for years.

I mean, when you are bringing up options like Chris Mason and Josh Harding I would just prefer to ride it out with Crawford. I don't really see either of those two as much better long-term as neither has shouldered much of a work-load and are both quite up-and-down.

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02-06-2012, 11:08 AM
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Emery is terrible on breakaways. That's why he was undressed. Remember when OEL (D-man) undressed him on his first career shootout attempt?

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02-06-2012, 11:10 AM
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Emery is terrible on breakaways. That's why he was undressed.
Perhaps then we shouldn't be giving up so many damn breakaway chances every game. Or play so poorly that we are in a hole and need to be taking so many chances on D.

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02-06-2012, 11:15 AM
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Perhaps then we shouldn't be giving up so many damn breakaway chances every game. Or play so poorly that we are in a hole and need to be taking so many chances on D.
Yes, but it isn't going to change with the way the Hawks play. It's unrealistic. Crawford has been masking it the last two seasons because he is Elite on breakaways but I have been really concerned with the run and gun style. We get a lot and give up a lot. It makes sense when you're scoring on them and the goalie is good at stopping them.

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You're really out of your freaking mind, when you bring up Ellis and Chris Mason as options.
like bring up Nabby, right?

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For good reason
not really. Ellis and Mason looked OK in their few starts and have experience

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02-29-2012, 10:37 PM
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Crawford

I expected him to turn it around at some point but I have to think this guy is done. His confidence is shot and he looks extremely uncomfortable in net.

Start Emery, call up Salak.


Edit - Just merge with Emery thread. I couldn't locate it.

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02-29-2012, 10:38 PM
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Yep Emery should be #1 for rest of season

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02-29-2012, 10:39 PM
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So we call up Salak to do what ,, Open bench door? Salak needs to play given his injuries and missed season

Ride Emery from here on out ,, Only give Craw a start when you have too

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02-29-2012, 10:40 PM
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I really think he's cooked for the season. He's got that glassy Huet look in his eyes.

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Salak can't even win the starter's job in Rockford over Carter Hutton.

no thanks

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Yep Emery should be #1 for rest of season
Aye.

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yeah bringing up salak would be a mistake. start emery next game and if he plays well then roll with it. if not, i'd rather have crawford than salak

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Emery as starter and craw as backup is our only option

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02-29-2012, 11:06 PM
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Holy ****....this again?

Give me a break....2 weeks ago Crawford had turned the corner, now he's done for the year? Yeah he wasn't any good in a couple of these games. The defense sold him out in a huge ****ing way against Dallas, LA, and tonight as well.

The fact is, this season is not one in which we are riding the hot goalie (like 09-10 with Niemi and last season with Crawford), but one in which you ride the goalie who isn't ******** the bed. So right now go with Emery until he implodes again.

Disconcerting for sure about Crawford, but what chance did he have on the 2nd and 3rd goals tonight? 1st goal was atrocious but never had to happen and Bolland ****ed himself as well. Crawford gets plenty of **** but Bolland was probably the worst Hawk skater tonight.

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02-29-2012, 11:07 PM
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Holy ****....this again?

Give me a break....2 weeks ago Crawford had turned the corner, now he's done for the year? Yeah he wasn't any good in a couple of these games. The defense sold him out in a huge ****ing way against Dallas, LA, and tonight as well.

The fact is, this season is not one in which we are riding the hot goalie (like 09-10 with Niemi and last season with Crawford), but one in which you ride the goalie who isn't ******** the bed. So right now go with Emery until he implodes again.

Disconcerting for sure about Crawford, but what chance did he have on the 2nd and 3rd goals tonight? 1st goal was atrocious but never had to happen and Bolland ****ed himself as well. Crawford gets plenty of **** but Bolland was probably the worst Hawk skater tonight.
I'm not giving up on Crow, but I think Emery earned the net for Friday's game.

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I'm not giving up on Crow, but I think Emery earned the net for Friday's game.
Certainly agree.

My point is that....everyone said this earlier in the season after a few bad games from Crawford, hence the thread. Of course Emery hasn't been great for very often either, so they've gone back and forth.

Anyone thinking it's going to be all Emery from here on out is crazy.

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