When I saw that the Lefs signed goalie Gibson to an ELC, I thought for a second we traded for John Gibson (Ducks über goalie prospect). Oh well, never hurts to have as much depth as possible in goal. Gotta think this pushes Sparks to the ECHL or Gibson is just left there.
maybe behind here but whatever happened to Owuya and Rynnas?
IIRC Rynnas signed in Europe (he was a FA) and Owuya wasn't resigned either ... Either couldn't really cut it overseas here
As mentioned above, nothing wrong with having goalie prospects .. Leafs are lacking that, only having Bibeau in the Junior ranks now ... Glad to see Sparks graduate, but Gibson gives another youngster for the system
Awesome signing, he's going to be a good one, first saw him in the WJHC for Finland when he came in after they were getting destroyed by either the Americans or Canadians. Either way was very impressive.
The Kings had holes in their system for goalies, spent a 2nd rounder on a guy they thought was the best goalie in the draft, yet after two years decided he wasn't worth the entry level contract. He's clearly talented but didn't seem to improve at all after being drafted and posted some pretty mediocre numbers.
Still, not a bad guy to pick up for nothing if you have plenty of contract slots available.