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05-08-2013, 02:27 PM
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Great game by Gibson

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05-08-2013, 02:47 PM
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What a prospect Gibson is. This team is set in goal for years. Gibson might only need two more years to develop. Anderson/Hiller/Fasth will be great trade bait hopefully

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05-08-2013, 04:19 PM
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Jk. Made nbc live extra work on my ipod. Can't make it work on my S3 though.

Gibson looked good. He let in one on a strange bounce but if you told me that was an NHL backup in net and I didn't know who it was I'd believe you.

Trouba also impressed me a lot. I think he's going to be a Jet next year. Steal for Winnipeg

Liked Smith and Stastny

Thought Petry and Faulk looked very meh.
I believe Petry was the D who ****ed up in front of Gibson on the bouncing puck. But on the replay it looked like the Finn actually whacked the bouncing puck into the goal and past Gibson. Bad play by Petry, good play by the Finn and Gibson left saying, wtf?

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05-08-2013, 05:10 PM
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Gibson is the total package, when you build a goalie prospect from scratch, I think he is exactly what you would want, good size, good athleticism, technically sound, very tough mentally and plays great in big games. don't think we'll rush him, Andersen is probably ready to be a backup next year

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05-08-2013, 05:25 PM
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If Gibson continues playing well in this tournament (who knows if he will get another start though) it is going to make things even more difficult on the Ducks.

Ideally Gibson would best be served as either the starter or at least a 50/50 roll in Norfolk next year. But if Andersen is still there next year that's a problem. I don't think Gibson is served well by being an 8-10 game backup goalie. So what the Ducks really need is for Andersen to be a capable NHL backup and either Hiller or Fasth gets traded. But that's a lot of ifin' with some definite risk attached if we trade Jonas or Viktor. But hey, that's what makes life interesting.

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05-08-2013, 05:47 PM
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It's simple, trade Hiller and start Gibson next season #youthmovement

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05-08-2013, 05:56 PM
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It's simple, trade Hiller and start Gibson next season #youthmovement
You're right, I don't know what I was thinking. We can trade Hiller and Fasth and go with Gibson and Andersen.

YOUTH MOVEMENT!

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05-08-2013, 07:41 PM
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It's simple, trade Hiller and start Gibson next season #youthmovement
Trade Etem. Start Gibson. He's younger. Youth-er movement.

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05-08-2013, 09:16 PM
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You're right, I don't know what I was thinking. We can trade Hiller and Fasth and go with Gibson and Andersen.

YOUTH MOVEMENT!
Andersen is too old. Trade them all.

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05-09-2013, 01:37 AM
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05-09-2013, 03:53 AM
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Everybody Calm Down. It's Just Team Finland He Faced.

But still it was mens international tournament level and in front of sold out crowd and he did better than fine.

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05-09-2013, 04:46 AM
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I'll be disappointed if Gibson see's any NHL time next year.

Only because I don't see any need to rush him, we have some great goaltenders in Hiller/Fasth already, and Andersen is also waiting for a chance.

Give Gibson a season in the AHL then see what he does before the 14/15 season.

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05-09-2013, 10:13 PM
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Can you guys give me any info on Igor Bobkov?

I picked him up as a G prospect in a keeper league that allows 25 prospects..

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05-09-2013, 11:05 PM
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Can you guys give me any info on Igor Bobkov?

I picked him up as a G prospect in a keeper league that allows 25 prospects..
Personally I feel at the VERY best he may see a couple starts in the NHL as a backup, but that's way down the line. AHL goalie at best.

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05-10-2013, 12:45 PM
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http://insider.espn.go.com/nhl/blog/...-anaheim-ducks

Interesting article. I had never heard that it was a toss-up between Faulk and Etem.

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Interesting article. I had never heard that it was a toss-up between Faulk and Etem.
Could you post the full article by any chance? Not an ESPNInsider.

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05-10-2013, 01:10 PM
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Could you post the full article by any chance? Not an ESPNInsider.
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The Ducks had two players they were targeting with their second first-round pick, acquired from the Flyers in the Chris Pronger trade, and considered trading up to make sure they landed at least one of them.

The debate at the Ducks' draft table was between Etem and U.S. NTDP defenseman Justin Faulk.

They went with Etem with hopes that Faulk might slip to their spot in the second round. Eight picks later, Faulk was gone, although the Ducks did just fine grabbing Devante Smith-Pelly with the No. 42 overall pick.
There is the short part about the draft. I'm not sure how much trouble I can get in for posting the whole article so i will wait for a mod to give me the "ok".

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05-10-2013, 01:17 PM
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That's was what I was interested in anyway. Thank you.

Not surprised we were interested in Faulk, but would have been a bit redundant after getting Fowler. Very glad we went with Etem instead.

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05-10-2013, 01:26 PM
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Could you post the full article by any chance? Not an ESPNInsider.
No, it's against site rules.

He can summarize it though.....

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05-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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I have a feeling that if Etem or Faulk were taken, we would have traded up to make sure we got the other one.

Faulk would have been a great pick also. Imagine if we could have gotten him in the 2nd

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05-10-2013, 04:25 PM
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Interesting article. I had never heard that it was a toss-up between Faulk and Etem.
That seems odd. The Ducks had a jersey with Etem's name on it but didn't have one for Fowler. That would lead me to believe that if Fowler were not available there was no question they were going after Etem at 12. If that's true then how would they not still love Etem at 29 when the wanted him at 12?

Does the article say anything about that?

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05-10-2013, 04:33 PM
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FWIW, this quote from Dave Mcnab would seem to imply there was never any doubt about taking Etem at 29.

http://www.anaheimcalling.com/2010/6...-angeles-recap

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The Ducks took Emerson Etem, who had been projected as maybe the 17th best player available this year, at 29th. And while Etem is a California native coming to a California team and selected at the first NHL Draft held in California, McNab is quick to point out that they liked him going in, and were just as excited to see him at 29th as they were to see Fowler at 12th.

"He was a player our scouts really liked, so the fact that he was from California, it was not a tiebreaker. It is not like we had four guys and said, 'well, let's take him because he's from California.' He was the guy that our scouts wanted at that [pick]. The fact that he was from California, obviously, makes it really exciting for us,

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05-10-2013, 04:39 PM
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Reading that, I have to be honest, it gives me even more confidence in our scouts. Faulk is turning into quite a defenseman himself(and, let's face it, he's clearly better than Etem as of right now). It's a shame that we couldn't get both, but with Fowler getting picked up where he was it makes it a little easier to take, and Etem is just getting into a groove. If Faulk had been picked up by Anaheim, what was a great draft for Anaheim would have been even better.

Our scouts really seem to be on the ball lately. You can't always get the player you want, but when the player you want does great, you at least know your scouts did their homework.

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Fowler, Faulk and Vatanen on one blueline would seriously worry me

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05-10-2013, 10:14 PM
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Fowler, Faulk and Vatanen on one blueline would seriously worry me
Fowler has been very good defensively for us this season, and Faulk is no slouch either. I wouldn't be concerned with either of those two. I'll hold back judgement on Sami until he gets more games.

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