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06-15-2012, 11:09 AM
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WharnsbyCBC: Alexander Salak on waivers

WharnsbyCBC: #Blackhawks have placed 25-year-old goalie Alexander Salak on waivers.

https://twitter.com/wharnsbycbc/stat...63236896206848


I'm assuming unconditional for release

Anyway, he ready didn't show anything of value in the AHL last year - not a big issue

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06-15-2012, 11:18 AM
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Went from a good portion of us here thinking we had a legit #1 prospect, to released a year later.

Wonderful.

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06-15-2012, 11:19 AM
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We still have Frolik. LOL.

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06-15-2012, 11:29 AM
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The reason he didn't show anything of value this year in the AHL was because he was pissy about being back in the AHL.

I thought the move was smart by the Hawks to go with Emery who was cheaper, experienced, and not worse than Salak.. Makes you wonder if Salak could of played better if he was given the spot despite Emery's no regulation loss home record, he kinda sucks hard. Now we have him at an overpayment for another year which is bad appleseed.

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Never had the skills for the NHL.

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06-15-2012, 11:40 AM
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My first thought: Hes going back to play in Europe.
Why else would they give up on him so quickly? Looks like Hutton is our only realistic hope who is currently in the organization.

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06-15-2012, 11:42 AM
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The reason he didn't show anything of value this year in the AHL was because he was pissy about being back in the AHL.

I thought the move was smart by the Hawks to go with Emery who was cheaper, experienced, and not worse than Salak.. Makes you wonder if Salak could of played better if he was given the spot despite Emery's no regulation loss home record, he kinda sucks hard. Now we have him at an overpayment for another year which is bad appleseed.
Salak outplayed Emery and deserved the #2 job

He had every right to be pissed getting demoted because of the "Other guy has NHL experience" factor

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My first thought: Hes going back to play in Europe.
Why else would they give up on him so quickly? Looks like Hutton is our only realistic hope who is currently in the organization.
To be the Hogs #1?

Cause Hutton has no NHL future

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06-15-2012, 11:43 AM
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We still have Frolik. LOL.
Frolik > Skille

So yeah Hawks still won deal

Infact

Salak bad year in AHL > Skille being on NHL roster

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06-15-2012, 11:46 AM
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Frolik > Skille

So yeah Hawks still won deal

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Salak bad year in AHL > Skille being on NHL roster
Giving Skille away for free > Skille being on the team.

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06-15-2012, 11:48 AM
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Frolik > Skille

So yeah Hawks still won deal

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Salak bad year in AHL > Skille being on NHL roster
I'm not so sure about that. Skille would have been a better fit for the 4th line.

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06-15-2012, 11:53 AM
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Hutton is Crawford 2.0, he is already 26, if he was good enough to be an NHL goalie he would have been in the NHL by now.

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/\ Could very well be, but it is exceedingly difficult to stereotype goalies. Some are great at 21 and go downhill (Steve Penny) from there while others reach their potential at 30 (Tim Thomas, Dominic Hasek and numerous others) and beyond. I’m hoping that the progress he has made quickly in the last year or so will continue. Anywhooo, the goalie situation in Chicago is a weak point, to put it mildly. Salak had offered a glimmer of hope.

I haven't even seen Hutton in action. Is he an athletic goalie? If yes, he can always improve his technique and positioning.


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Hutton is Crawford 2.0, he is already 26, if he was good enough to be an NHL goalie he would have been in the NHL by now.
He turns 27 in December as well

No NHL potential

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Salak outplayed Emery and deserved the #2 job

He had every right to be pissed getting demoted because of the "Other guy has NHL experience" factor
Thankfully our GM took the NHL experience into factor because Salak couldn't keep the puck out of the net in the AHL. Emery was the correct choice, and if a young goalie is going to be pissed about it and pout, he doesn't deserve a shot at the NHL.

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So Hawks have Crawford/Emery and absolutely no one ready for the NHL anytime soon. Sounds good.

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I always believed in the guy's potential but he does seem like a headcase. Kinda sad to see him go.

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Frolik > SKILLE? Well both stink-but this is the wrong comparison:


KOPITAR > SKILLE +FROLIK put together by mucho mucho ....so in light of that
KOPITAR >FROLIK --so we still "LOSE" bigtime from our vaunted scouting dept.'s initial mistake in bypassing Kopitar in 2005....just awful --but I pleaded on several boards--TAKE KOPITAR-- they did not--we get ZILCH for that mistake of theirs..

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Thankfully our GM took the NHL experience into factor because Salak couldn't keep the puck out of the net in the AHL. Emery was the correct choice, and if a young goalie is going to be pissed about it and pout, he doesn't deserve a shot at the NHL.
That young goalie gave up a starting job in SEL under the false claim he would be given chance to compete for NHL job

He showed up , Dominated his competition and got screwed over

And Emery was awful this past year ,, One of the worst goalies in NHL

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Frolik > SKILLE? Well both stink-but this is the wrong comparison:


KOPITAR > SKILLE +FROLIK put together by mucho mucho ....so in light of that
KOPITAR >FROLIK --so we still "LOSE" bigtime from our vaunted scouting dept.'s initial mistake in bypassing Kopitar in 2005....just awful --but I pleaded on several boards--TAKE KOPITAR-- they did not--we get ZILCH for that mistake of theirs..
What if they take Kopitar and don't win the cup. With Kopi pick it changes their decision of drafting Bolland or Toews but if it doesn't, Kopi playing his 2nd year makes the team better and they dont get a pick as good as Kane. Irrelevant to bicker of that pick at this point with the success of Toews and Kane... Zilch is a false assumption when your picks effect what you pick afterwards.

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That young goalie gave up a starting job in SEL under the false claim he would be given chance to compete for NHL job

He showed up , Dominated his competition and got screwed over

And Emery was awful this past year ,, One of the worst goalies in NHL
Bit of an exaggeration but Salak was better in the preseason. Thing was Salak should have received more playing time in Rockford.

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That young goalie gave up a starting job in SEL under the false claim he would be given chance to compete for NHL job

He showed up , Dominated his competition and got screwed over

And Emery was awful this past year ,, One of the worst goalies in NHL
Salak did not dominate anything. He was ho hum in the pre season.

And it was Crawford who WAS arguably the worst starting goalie in the NHL. Your memory is short, if not selective.

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What if they take Kopitar and don't win the cup. With Kopi pick it changes their decision of drafting Bolland or Toews but if it doesn't, Kopi playing his 2nd year makes the team better and they dont get a pick as good as Kane. Irrelevant to bicker of that pick at this point with the success of Toews and Kane... Zilch is a false assumption when your picks effect what you pick afterwards.
Exactly.

With Kopitar:

1. Do the Hawks actually draft a center in the next draft?

2. Will the player they take come to the NHL immediately and make just enough of an impact that we don't get Kane?

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Bit of an exaggeration but Salak was better in the preseason. Thing was Salak should have received more playing time in Rockford.
He got hurt and Hutton played really well...

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Thought that Salak was already going back to Europe as it was, so no loss here.

And please, Salak didn't get screwed. The Hawks signed Emery as a backup figuring that Salak would be their #2 moving forward and they simply wanted to actually give him plenty of playing time in the AHL. Give him a few months down there to make sure he's prepared if he needs to be brought up to backup or even start a game.

There's no one to blame for Salak's failures besides Salak himself. If he couldn't cut it in Rockford, do you really think him magically wearing the Indian Head would've made him better in the NHL? I don't think so.

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