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06-26-2012, 10:46 PM
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I always felt for goalies. My buddy played for the GB Gamblers in the U. He was a 3rd goalie and said it sucked because you can't go any higher even though that's a prestigious league.

I was invited to play one year in the EJ and then I was going to try my luck in the USHL or the OHL, but at the time, the OHL was really looked down upon (back in 2004-2006). A lot of kids were staying away from it. Went to school instead as the lockout was on it's way and I didn't feel that was a good road to take. Who would have guessed the NHL would get stronger? I also had a tryout in 2004 (my senior year) for Youngstown Phantom Rockets and played amazing but somehow didn't make the team. It was the most ******** tryout in the world. I played out of my mind and had the most points on defense + was sound in my end. I hate playing the ole "it was rigged!" card but I felt like it was.

But yeah.. goaltending was a TOUGH tryout. I remember the tryout for Youngstown alone had 12 goalies for 2-3 spots. That's ridiculous.


To go full circle and somehow find our way on topic, the life of a defensive dman is so tough. Scouts rarely look for it. I will be very honest and say I was in the right place/right time when I was 16 years old and was so blessed to have 2 scouts pay attention to me. That's why I feel this Ruopp kid can play. I want to see him for an extender period of time.
Really? I'm grew up in Northwestern Ontario, and everyone I knew salivated at an opportunity to play in the O. The USHL was actually more of a last chance route to take. And thats not because we were already in Ontario, as Northwestern Ontario is closer to more USHL teams than it is to most OHL teams. Hmmm...wierd, never heard of that before, is all.

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06-27-2012, 03:11 PM
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I guess we could say the return was only the pick and Ruopp since the Goalie we got - Cheverie , didnt get a qualifying offer and will becoma an UFA

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06-27-2012, 03:16 PM
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maybe Sid will pay him 100k to mow his lawn.

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06-27-2012, 04:08 PM
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Interesting that they didn't qualify the goalie. I wonder what the hell was the point in acquiring the kid then?

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06-27-2012, 08:07 PM
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Interesting that they didn't qualify the goalie. I wonder what the hell was the point in acquiring the kid then?
Phoenix threw him in because Michalek would have put them over the 50 contract limit.

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06-27-2012, 08:51 PM
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Interesting that they didn't qualify the goalie. I wonder what the hell was the point in acquiring the kid then?
Strange move. Cheverie was up for the Hobey Baker not too long ago. He put up a .932 in the WCHA.

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06-27-2012, 09:13 PM
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Strange move. Cheverie was up for the Hobey Baker not too long ago. He put up a .932 in the WCHA.
Are you saying the former Hobey Baker candidate's stock went down hard?

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06-28-2012, 02:57 AM
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Are you saying the former Hobey Baker candidate's stock went down hard?
This post was constructed with the utmost finesse, and I approve.

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06-28-2012, 03:22 AM
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Not that hes been having a great career after college. But seeing how the situation of goaltenders look in the pipeline, i wouldnt have whined if the signed him.

Thiessen is as good as gone, and i have no idea if Munroe will be re-signed or not. So that leaves Killeen. So that leaves 1 goalie in WBS, and 0 in Wheeling (i know we split wheeling with some other team, but i would guess we have 1 spot there for a goalie at least?). The newly drafted goalies will not be turnong pro this year.

So that means we will have to sign/trade for at LEAST 2 goalies imo.

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06-28-2012, 04:56 AM
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Not that hes been having a great career after college. But seeing how the situation of goaltenders look in the pipeline, i wouldnt have whined if the signed him.

Thiessen is as good as gone, and i have no idea if Munroe will be re-signed or not. So that leaves Killeen. So that leaves 1 goalie in WBS, and 0 in Wheeling (i know we split wheeling with some other team, but i would guess we have 1 spot there for a goalie at least?). The newly drafted goalies will not be turnong pro this year.

So that means we will have to sign/trade for at LEAST 2 goalies imo.

We share Wheeling with Montreal. Where are the penguins at with contracts? That might be the reason why they did not make a qualifying offer to Cheverie. Just a question.

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06-28-2012, 06:23 AM
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We share Wheeling with Montreal. Where are the penguins at with contracts? That might be the reason why they did not make a qualifying offer to Cheverie. Just a question.
33 actually signed, 46 if you include all the RFAs (qualified and non-qualified). http://capgeek.com/reserve_lists.php...6&year_id=2012

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06-28-2012, 06:30 AM
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33 actually signed, 46 if you include all the RFAs (qualified and non-qualified). http://capgeek.com/reserve_lists.php...6&year_id=2012
Thats pretty kool, and the Pens didnt qualify 6 of the RFAs


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06-28-2012, 06:41 AM
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Maybe they'll try to get Cheverie on an AHL contract for now.

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33 actually signed, 46 if you include all the RFAs (qualified and non-qualified). http://capgeek.com/reserve_lists.php...6&year_id=2012
Thank you Stecz. I was not certain. So not counting the nonqualified guys, the Penguins would have 40 contracts. (Thank you Kaoskennedy). Figure that Poulliot and Maatta are most likely going to get contracts. That is 42. A couple of two way contracts for guys like Craig, MacDonald, and that ilk. Add in one or two for a goalie and it looks like 47 roughly.

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06-28-2012, 07:32 AM
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Maybe they'll try to get Cheverie on an AHL contract for now.
I would guess so since they need at least two more in the system. Unless they still have plans to sign that Finnish goalie. No proof though. Maybe they will re-sign John Curry.


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I would guess so since they need at least two more in the system. Unless they still have plans to sign that Finnish goalie. No proof though. Maybe they will resign John Curry.
love the spicy curry

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