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03-09-2005, 06:42 PM
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Lundqvist to Hartford

http://www.outsidethegarden.com/foru...TOPIC_ID=11209

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I believe Ola passed along this news a few days ago in the sticky thread about Lundqvist on this board

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Good news. GOnna be interesting to see what we do with all our goalies.

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Great news for the Rangers organization

This guy is going to make a believer out of everyone.

On a side note, this probably confirms that the Rangers have given up on Blackburn.

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Great news for the Rangers organization

This guy is going to make a believer out of everyone.

On a side note, this probably confirms that the Rangers have given up on Blackburn.
um how so?

the plan all along was to bring Lundqvist over even when Blackburn was still in his recovery and when nothing was thought to be wrong

this only confirms or makes it almost official that it will happen

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On a side note, this probably confirms that the Rangers have given up on Blackburn.
Not really. It does confirm that the Rangers have doubts about a goalie with serious nerve damage in his shoulder and two blockers.

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03-10-2005, 09:04 AM
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It has nothing to do with Blackburn, and everything to do with Henrik's play this season against many NHLer's, proof that he is for real anywhere. His stats are better than several NHL goalies playing in the same league in Europe. We are in desperate need of quality goaltending, among other things. Its just simply time to get the PLAN rolling into action. Lets develop a legitimate star goaltender again. I'm sure they are dying for him to work with Allaire!

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What happens to Labarbera? Backup for the Rangers? doubt it. Backup in Hartford? Too good at AHL level. Traded/released? Thats my best guess

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03-10-2005, 09:43 AM
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just means it's time in lundqvists development to come over to NA. I don't even think it has "everything" to do with his play this season...the rangers were looking to sign him last year but decided not to with the lockout looming. certainly his play this year seems to have hardened their resolve to get him signed, but again i think the main driving force is just that it's time for him to get over here and do his thing.

as for labarbera, i think he's a FA after this year? not sure if he's unrestricted or what or if he now has to be protected? I actually imagine the rangers will hold on to him if they can...he's younger than valiquette and it wouldn't be a good idea to leave the pack with no experienced goaltender...plus if lundqvist impresses quick enough he could get the call up to the NHL during the season and the pack will still need a good goalie.

though we have to see what happens with montoya and whether or not he stays in michigan or goes to hartford. if he goes to hartford, then we really have a jam up...

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Who knows about Labarbera...

and right now, they're not thinking. Lundqvist is at the age he basically has to come over and show what he can do. Competition's healthy for an organization.

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An interesting note... I'm pretty sure the Rangers have no goaltenders next season. Weekes' contract expires definitely and I'm almost positive Dunham's does too. Creates an interesting situation because of the possibility of replacement players. Blackburn won't be able to play in the NHL, since he's a member of the PA... and probably not in the AHL either because I doubt the PA is gonna allow that again. Lundqvist won't be part of the PA, and neither will Montoya.

It's gonna be a tough situation on the younger guys... more especially the younger guys who are signed (Dawes, Taylor, Liffiton) but are not members of the PA.

It even creates an interesting situation if there are no replacement players. Do the Rangers look for a veteran goalie for a year? Or do they let Lundqvist, Montoya, Blackburn, and Labarbera duke it out to determine the pecking order. We need 4 goalies between the Rangers and Hartford... there are 4 goalies on that list...

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knowing Sather...

he'll look for a veteran goalie. I wonder who's up for UFA this Summer?

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he'll look for a veteran goalie. I wonder who's up for UFA this Summer?
Barasso. Should be right up Sather's alley.

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i don't see anything wrong with having a veteran goalie signed for the rangers...i don't relish the thought of going into a new season with a bunch of young kids on the team and two rookie goalies between the pipes.

the trick is to have a vet goalie who can shoulder the load if necessary but is mainly there just to make sure the rookie can take over smoothly. don't want to play him exclusively over the rookie...

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sean burke? That seemed to be his role in Philly last year.

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I'd just re sign Weekes for the season, till everything shakes out. He can do no worse than Dunham did last season.

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Anyone know why Blackburn isn't on the union website?

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Anyone know why Blackburn isn't on the union website?
Maybe by giving up his contract he lost his membership?

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I'd just re sign Weekes for the season, till everything shakes out. He can do no worse than Dunham did last season.
that's what i'd do too

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Maybe by giving up his contract he lost his membership?
when did he give up his contract? his deal with the Salmon Kings wouldn't have anything to do with his NHLPA status as far as I know, not the same contract

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sean burke? That seemed to be his role in Philly last year.
what bout Dwayne Roloson?? He did pretty well for the Wild. What bout Felix Potvin?? Im not sure on the status if they are UFA, but they are veterans who worked with defensive teams in the past.

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I have a feeling that the Wild want to keep Roloson on as a number 1.

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i'd just sign weekes again, he's a good goalie, but not so much so that he can't be "cast aside" if lundqvist earns a starting spot

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that's what i'd do too



when did he give up his contract? his deal with the Salmon Kings wouldn't have anything to do with his NHLPA status as far as I know, not the same contract
He gave up his NHL contract which was guaranteed through the lockout because of the injury, to try and come back.

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no, he has 30 games to decide whether to keep going or take the insurance money

trying to play doesn't void his NHL contract, that doesn't make sense

he's still under contract through this year technically, though he won't have a contract next year as long as the NHL counts this year towards contract status

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no, he has 30 games to decide whether to keep going or take the insurance money

trying to play doesn't void his NHL contract, that doesn't make sense

he's still under contract through this year technically, though he won't have a contract next year as long as the NHL counts this year towards contract status
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=116043

Because he was injured, he was drawing his $850,000 US salary during the lockout but he gave that up to attempt the improbable comeback.

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