That's not really the point, though. Hoss' post was painting Crawford's 10-11 rookie season in a negative light, which I'm sure we can all agree isn't very fair. He was solid throughout that entire season and was great against Vancouver in that series, especially in Games 6 and 7 where the 'Nucks dominated. The fact that the team in front of him wasn't particularly good isn't his fault.
I agree that throwing another rookie goaltender into the starting role for this team isn't a good idea. I'm only saying that the last time it happened (Crawford), he played pretty damn well.
Granted, he wasn't "thrown" into the spot by any means - he earned it by virtue of playing well himself and Turco being terrible. But I digress.
That Skille for Frolik and Salak trade didn't end up working out too well for Stan, not that Skille was worth anything. I'd take Skille at his current salary over Frolik at his and the Hawks are possibly stuck with Frolik taking up over $2 mil in cap space. Nice going Stan.
Frolik at this point is a slightly overpaid "grinder" even though he doesn't really get physical. He's kind of like Trevor Lewis of the Kings...defensively responsible, PKer, good skater who plays on your 3rd or 4th line. If he could develop an offensive game he could be a 2nd liner.
They were at 48 contracts with Salak. Someone had to go, and his contract was an easy one to buy out. $100k for the next two years is nothing. We have 6 other goalies signed, and Salak had a bad attitude that they don't want around the kids in Rockford.