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08-16-2013, 08:51 AM
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Hiller or Fasth

Hey Ducks fans, looking for some thoughts on who will be the clear starter in Anaheim.
What do you guys think?

Do you see them splitting?

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08-16-2013, 09:37 AM
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Hiller is the starter right now. Fasth is going to get more games, he had some injuries during Spring which reduced the amount of games he ended up playing.

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They'll probably split the first 20 games and Fasth will take over as number one. Hiller gets traded for a D-man after the 30th game and Anderson comes in and we have another goalie controversy while Gibson is posting a .945% down in the AHL. We can all dream of the drama right?

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Hiller is the starter. Fasth is the better goalie.

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Hiller is the starter due to a longer record, but that could change very fast.

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Hey Ducks fans, looking for some thoughts on who will be the clear starter in Anaheim.
What do you guys think?

Do you see them splitting?
I don`t think we will have one, until one of them is traded.


But i wouldn`t be surprised if Hiller get`s a little of an upperhand in this

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08-16-2013, 12:36 PM
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Fasth. Please lord

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I think it is smart to play Hiller a lot in the first half of the season.
The reasoning being...
-IF he plays well it only raises his value more at the trade deadline.
-Gives Fasth a little rest before the post trade deadline date because he will get only 2-3 games off after the break and has to be ready for the playoffs.
-Fasth will have some more time to hopefully learn from the veteran goalie before he is traded.
-Give Fasth a little bit longer to get 100% healthy from last season's injury.

Either way I would be shocked if Hiller was playing in a Ducks jersey in March. He needs to be traded. He has a lot of value and the fact that we have two upcoming goalies in Andersen and our future #1 in Gibson.
Fasth is the tweener goalie for us and should be a nice gap filler until Gibson. Either way we are in great shape when it comes to our goalies in the next few years.

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08-16-2013, 01:52 PM
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Hiller is the starter and the better goalie. If I have to watch fasth 5 hole for a whole season fml.

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I think it is smart to play Hiller a lot in the first half of the season.
The reasoning being...
-IF he plays well it only raises his value more at the trade deadline.
-Gives Fasth a little rest before the post trade deadline date because he will get only 2-3 games off after the break and has to be ready for the playoffs.
-Fasth will have some more time to hopefully learn from the veteran goalie before he is traded.
-Give Fasth a little bit longer to get 100% healthy from last season's injury.

Either way I would be shocked if Hiller was playing in a Ducks jersey in March. He needs to be traded. He has a lot of value and the fact that we have two upcoming goalies in Andersen and our future #1 in Gibson.
Fasth is the tweener goalie for us and should be a nice gap filler until Gibson. Either way we are in great shape when it comes to our goalies in the next few years.
Reason Fasth was sitting late in the season was because he was injured, not because he couldn`t replace Hillsy.
Hillsy is very good, but i`m not so sure he will hold a lot of value. 4,5M contract even on the last year will be a lot to take. Maybe if Tampa goes on a unbelievable rrun and their goalies holds it back, Y will trade for a goalie? Maybe. Keep in mind St.Louis will be willing to trade one of their goalies too. Miller in the rumors too. There could be more givers than takers in the goalie market, i think.

Not so sure about march, but i`m pretty sure at least one of Hiller/Fasth will be gone next season, so enjoy them while we can I really loved them last season but time goes on.

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08-16-2013, 02:35 PM
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How would it be smart to play Hiller a lot in the first half of the season then trade him (assuming he plays well), you then have to put in Fasth who would of played a lot less and expecting him to at least match Hiller's level of play with far less match time during the season?

That seems rather counter productive to me.

If Hiller is still the #1 at the 41 game mark, I doubt he'll be the one traded.

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08-16-2013, 02:49 PM
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Hiller is the starter and the better goalie. If I have to watch fasth 5 hole for a whole season fml.
Agreed.... Just bring up Gibson and trade Hiller and give Gibson the reins the whole season. Very unlikely scenario, but something I'm hoping to see after a solid camp from Gibby

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I like that Hiller is having a contract year, he should bring his best game if he wants a same sort of deal (or even continue in the NHL). If he doesn't deliver, there are few options to got with: Fasth, Gibson and even Andersen, who should be a backup mostly. Goalie situation should be fine.

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Fasth is better. Hiller is in his contract year so we might see a better season out of him though.

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Agreed.... Just bring up Gibson and trade Hiller and give Gibson the reins the whole season. Very unlikely scenario, but something I'm hoping to see after a solid camp from Gibby
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How would it be smart to play Hiller a lot in the first half of the season then trade him (assuming he plays well), you then have to put in Fasth who would of played a lot less and expecting him to at least match Hiller's level of play with far less match time during the season?

That seems rather counter productive to me.

If Hiller is still the #1 at the 41 game mark, I doubt he'll be the one traded.
Thank you for bringing logic to this discussion. Not to mention half of a condensed season doesn't seem like nearly enough games to not be concerned about whether he can maintain his play. Giving Hiller a lot of games, for the purpose of trading him, makes it that more likely that we trade the -wrong- guy because we wouldn't have seen enough of Fasth.

If Fasth is going to be the top guy, he needs to earn it, and to do that he needs to play.

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Do not bring Gibson up this season no matter what Imo.

No need to rush him

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Do not bring Gibson up this season no matter what Imo.

No need to rush him
We went over this sammmme Issue last season. Most people including Soj didn't think Etem was ready to make our squad or be called up for that matter... We doing the same with Gibson now?

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Do not bring Gibson up this season no matter what Imo.

No need to rush him
agreed

Let them split the games like last year.
Worked well in my opinion, they basically tried to outplay each other the whole time.

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Hiller is the #1, and the better goalie, but Fasth is very capable in net and we can win with him as well.

Both should fetch a good return in a trade, but I would only do it if we have a #1/#2 D-man coming back.

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There is no starter, right now. Neither is going to get any tag going into camps and preseason. And unless either is really off there, it will be the same to begin the season. Both will get games, and the one that instills more confidence in Boudreau will get a bit more starts, which is going to change quite a few times along the way. Hiller has to be considered the slight favourite because he did win the battle with more than solid performances last season and in his career has played at a level Fasth hasn't been able to show, but both are very solid tenders, it's an open battle and both will get solid minutes.

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We went over this sammmme Issue last season. Most people including Soj didn't think Etem was ready to make our squad or be called up for that matter... We doing the same with Gibson now?
We didn't do that to Etem to begin with. Stop trying to revise history.

Gibson has played all of 40 minutes of professional hockey. Etem had, what? 30 or so games in the AHL before he played in Anaheim? And he still didn't stick until he was sent back to the AHL to work on his all-around game. Unless Gibson blows everyone away at training camp, and maybe even then, he's almost certainly going to spend some time in the AHL. There is no need to rush him, and plenty of reasons not to.

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We better hope by the end of the season it is Fasth, because if we have to extend Hiller we won't be able to afford any UFAs again.

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We went over this sammmme Issue last season. Most people including Soj didn't think Etem was ready to make our squad or be called up for that matter... We doing the same with Gibson now?
A goalie and forward is completely different...

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A goalie and forward is completely different...
You're kidding. You mean we can't ask Gibson to adjust his game to fill a grinding/energy role while he learns how to be more effective at the NHL level? Shocking.

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