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07-15-2013, 07:44 AM
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Brad Thiessen signs in Finland

Another one lost for Baby Pens.

http://www.hifk.fi/uutiset/brad-thie...stadissa#title


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07-15-2013, 07:58 AM
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He was a decent depth goalie, looked good in his NHL stints, but wasn't expected back with Zatkoff and Hartzell expected to be the duo in WBS, and we have Murray, Maguire and Jarry in the prospect pool.

Good luck Thiessen!

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07-15-2013, 08:42 AM
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He was a decent depth goalie, looked good in his NHL stints, but wasn't expected back with Zatkoff and Hartzell expected to be the duo in WBS, and we have Murray, Maguire and Jarry in the prospect pool.

Good luck Thiessen!
Not to be stingy, but the guy had a 3.72 GAA and .858 save percentage in the NHL.

I don't believe he was ever going to hold down a job in the NHL due to his lack of size and athleticism. We won't miss him.

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07-15-2013, 08:49 AM
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He was a decent depth goalie, looked good in his NHL stints, but wasn't expected back with Zatkoff and Hartzell expected to be the duo in WBS, and we have Murray, Maguire and Jarry in the prospect pool.

Good luck Thiessen!
He actually looked pretty bad in his NHL stints but a good depth goalie nonetheless.

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07-15-2013, 08:52 AM
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Not to be stingy, but the guy had a 3.72 GAA and .858 save percentage in the NHL.

I don't believe he was ever going to hold down a job in the NHL due to his lack of size and athleticism. We won't miss him.
Yeah but if you look at his 1st 2 NHL starts, he made 22 saves on 24 shots in each game, with a .917 SV%. Then he let up 4 goals on 30 shots in his next game, and his last game he let up 8 goals on 28 shots.

But at the same time, that 8 goal game in Ottawa is when our defense started falling apart so how much of that was Thiessen's fault?

I agree though, I don't think he would be able to find a full time job in the NHL. He's a good AHL starting goalie who could be recalled if a team needs another goalie.

But I think he will get the opportunity to start in Finland.

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07-15-2013, 09:04 AM
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Not surprised and to be honest not worried either. With our last 2 drafts we shouldn't be very worried going forward with our quality of goaltending prospects

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07-15-2013, 09:37 AM
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Yeah but if you look at his 1st 2 NHL starts, he made 22 saves on 24 shots in each game, with a .917 SV%. Then he let up 4 goals on 30 shots in his next game, and his last game he let up 8 goals on 28 shots.
But at the same time, he still looked pretty shaky in those games if I'm not mistaken. He simply was not an imposing figure in net, so his struggles in the next two games were not entirely unexpected. If I had to guess, he'd probably be around a .890 save percentage goalie; he's not as bad as he was those last 2 games but also not as good as the first 2. Hence why I won't miss him.

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I agree though, I don't think he would be able to find a full time job in the NHL. He's a good AHL starting goalie who could be recalled if a team needs another goalie.

But I think he will get the opportunity to start in Finland.
Ah, so we agree on the most important point here. Good.

And to balance out the negative things I've said about him, I do hope he does well in Finland. And I'm sure he will. Much closer to AHL quality than NHL quality, so I bet he'll thrive in that environment.

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07-15-2013, 10:26 AM
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Don't see how the organization "lost" Thiessen, with 4 better goalies already under contract.

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07-15-2013, 10:30 AM
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Wish him the all the best.

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He was a decent depth goalie, looked good in his NHL stints, but wasn't expected back with Zatkoff and Hartzell expected to be the duo in WBS, and we have Murray, Maguire and Jarry in the prospect pool.

Good luck Thiessen!
No he didn't. He looked shaky as hell, even in the games he won. I remember watching those CBJ and Toronto games hoping he would show us something but I spent the entire time on the edge of my seat because he looked incredibly nervous and twitchy. We won those two thanks to some strong D (and those teams being awful) and then it went downhill pretty fast. I sort of stopped paying attention to him after that. It was clear he wasn't going to be ready for the NHl any time soon, if ever.

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He played his ass off in the playoffs for WBS. Best wishes.

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Good AHL talent. Wasn't going to get a job here though. Good luck!

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Don't see how the organization "lost" Thiessen, with 4 better goalies already under contract.
This definitely does not qualify as "a loss". Except maybe by ultra-delicate social media standards where every bad day at work or torn toe nail is a "tragedy to be shared". "OMG, my boss is such a jerk and and I totally broke my toe or something. It's like blue. I literally cried. #HardDayBeingAmerican"

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He was heroic in the WBS playoffs.

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After seeing Zatkoff pull a Fleury in the playoffs, I was hoping Thiessen would be kept around, the only reason the Baby Pens even survived as long as they did in the post season was because of his stellar play.

I doubt this is the last we hear of Thiessen.

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Yeah, I mean look at John Curry.

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After seeing Zatkoff pull a Fleury in the playoffs, I was hoping Thiessen would be kept around, the only reason the Baby Pens even survived as long as they did in the post season was because of his stellar play.

I doubt this is the last we hear of Thiessen.
Unless you follow European leagues or the AHL, this will likely be the last you hear of him.

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Yeah, I mean look at John Curry.
the spicy curry is missed. wait no, I forgot about him until you just said that I suppose it will be similar with Tiffany Amber

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the spicy curry is missed. wait no, I forgot about him until you just said that I suppose it will be similar with Tiffany Amber
the career of this Hobey Baker finalist went down real hard...but not as hard as...

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Another pens prospect doesn't pan out. Shocking. At least they didn't waste a draft pick on him.

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Another pens prospect doesn't pan out. Shocking. At least they didn't waste a draft pick on him.
what percentage of goalie prospects work out do you think?

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