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07-04-2012, 04:03 PM
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Al Montoya signs with Jets (1 year, $601k)

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Jets sign Goaltender Al Montoya

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Nice! I'm actually happy about this

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Nice! Not many here seemed big on Montoya, but I love him. When he's hot, he's hot. Would've liked a veteran guy behind Pavs, but the FA market for goalies is slim.

I guess him and Kane made up.

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Love this signing.

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better hope that him and kane don't meet at a bar lol

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1 year, 600 000
$601k, actually.

https://twitter.com/nhlupdate/status/220624485018120193

Like this deal. Low risk for a goaltender who potentially possesses high reward if he pans out.

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Well, at least we have a backup now.

He's actually played pretty well in spurts - hopefully he can pick his game up to his A level enough that he can cover off 15-25 games for Pavs. I also hope he realizes that this is an opportunity to show what he can do - might be enough impetus to get him to stand on his head.

Decent signing given the slim market - props to Chevy.

Agree with the above posters - the first meet and greet in the dressing room between Kane and Montoya should be interesting.

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Good signing. He's an athletic goalie with room to still develop. He should get his 15-20 games if he's healthy.

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601k seems like a weird number.... was he holding out for that last grand?

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I like it.
If Montoya reaches his potential it could be a steal.

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I called this one. Al Montoya will be a great backup for Winnipeg!

The moderator on here said there was a 0% chance he would sign for that low of money.

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WOW! Very nice signing. Really, REALLY like this.

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I called this one. Al Montoya will be a great backup for Winnipeg!

The moderator on here said there was a 0% chance he would sign for that low of money.
Moderators are fans too and can speculate with the rest of you. I'm not sure who it was and don't care, but it was his/her opinion.

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Pretty good backup and at a very good price.

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He's gonna need the extra 1k for winter jackets!

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I've never heard of a player signing for 601,000.

I wonder if that extra $1000 was because Kane ran him last year

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There's a good scrap between Al Montoya and Cory Crawford on YouTube!

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I don't hate it but Montoya isn't what I like in a backup. I would rather have a veteran player who doesn't have hot or cold streaks and can just play a steady reliable game.

Montoya looks good some nights, awful some nights and even streaks from period to period some times... You just don't know what you are getting.

The Jets were probably the only team to offer him a one way contract. He still might be in the AHL this season if a better tender shows up on waivers, which is bound to happen in September. He's a good option to have in the mean time if no upgrade opportunity presents itself.

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What's the story on Montoya? I remember him being a touted prospect (or maybe that was just from being drafted high), then he kind of fizzled, or failed to develop, and I lost track of him.

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Good price for 1 year. That solves the backup problem! I wonder if chevy is done?

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Any chance we can package Montoya and Enstrom together at the trade deadline?

I am not a fan of this signing.

I predict that he will be the 1st Jets goalie mocked by the home crowd at MTS centre. This guy is on or terribly off no in between.

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What's the story on Montoya? I remember him being a touted prospect (or maybe that was just from being drafted high), then he kind of fizzled, or failed to develop, and I lost track of him.
He played on a good college team and a strong US world junior team so he was probably never as good as some people expected. He never turned into an NHL caliber goalie until the Islanders picked him up from the Coyotes (he was playing for their farm team) two years ago. He went on a bit of a tear for the Isles as they finished that season strong. Last year he split time with Nabokov and eventually lost the job after he got flattened by some punk named Kane.

So yeah, drafted about two rounds higher than he should have been and has been a tweener for his whole pro career but had a hot streak of a couple months with the Isles in 2010-11. Other than that he's played like an AHL'er and don't be shocked if he's on the Ice caps at some point.

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That is a very low amount. Wow.

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