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10-12-2005, 09:58 AM
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Saw Labarbera last night...

good to see him. He looked real good. Only saw 24 shots, giving up one goal, but many of those shots were quality. His glove was looking sharp and his reflexes were on.

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Better numbers and results than Garon so far. Making a bid for the #1 spot? Go Labs!

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good to see him. He looked real good. Only saw 24 shots, giving up one goal, but many of those shots were quality. His glove was looking sharp and his reflexes were on.
I watched too, Fletch...fell asleep in the 2nd intermission. He looked really good! So much end to end action with that game They were skating all over the place! Love to see a Rangers game with that much action.

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You and me both, abev..

I made it though a few minutes into the third...

Yeah, true Melrose. I wish him a lot of luck. It was tough letting him go, but at the same time, it's tough not going with a vet like Weekes and not giving Lundqvist a real chance.

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why did we give him away?

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The consensus is that who we have (Lundqvist, Montoya) have higher upsides.

I like Labs but at 25 he was caught in a numbers game and I just don't think he is a legit NHL starter.

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i WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE COULD HAVE GOT MORE FOR HIM IF WE DIDD'NT
LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW WHAT WE THOUGHT.

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i WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE COULD HAVE GOT MORE FOR HIM IF WE DIDD'NT
LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW WHAT WE THOUGHT.
hmm..

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i WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE COULD HAVE GOT MORE FOR HIM IF WE DIDD'NT
LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW WHAT WE THOUGHT.
Well, Jeez, you don't have to yell about it.

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Sorry

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He looked horrible as a Ranger. I think many saw him as a career minor league goalie and they still might be right

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Behind that Rangers defense...

Richter looked pretty poor also. But in the end, Edge is right; he lost out on a numbers game. Who knows if he'll end up being a #1 goalie, or a backup - which is why it was easy to give up on him with Montoya and Lundqvist waiting in the wings.

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All you needed to do was watch The Barb play as a Ranger to realize what he'll become. He looked awful. He had horrible recovery, looked small in the net for a big goalie, and just sucked.

But of course I wish him the best of luck in LA.

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All you needed to do was watch The Barb play as a Ranger to realize what he'll become. He looked awful. He had horrible recovery, looked small in the net for a big goalie, and just sucked.

But of course I wish him the best of luck in LA.
Come on... he played what... 2..3 games? Behind the sieve that is/was the Rangers "defense."

Labarbera's upside is Healy and you know what? Most NHL teams can use a Glenn Healy.

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Come on... he played what... 2..3 games? Behind the sieve that is/was the Rangers "defense."

Labarbera's upside is Healy and you know what? Most NHL teams can use a Glenn Healy.
but his downside is Jason LaBarberra...

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but his downside is Jason LaBarberra...
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Labarbera is gonna be a solid backup goalie in the NHL.

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Labarbera is gonna be a solid backup goalie in the NHL.

Which is what Kevin Weekes is.

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Which is what Kevin Weekes is.
explain

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Kevin Weekes is quite talented, but has some flaws that prevent him from being a starting goaltender on a quality playoff team. He has stretches where he stands on his head, but if he's playing every game the soft goals and rebounds are going to prevent you from progressing far. Hence, he's an excellent backup on a good team or a starter on a mediocre one.

He's also been in the league eight years and can handle losing - combined with his skill level, this is what also makes him an excellent placeholder for our prospects.

Labs, on the other hand, is a backup on a bad team at best (based on what I've seen, anyway).


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Come on... he played what... 2..3 games? Behind the sieve that is/was the Rangers "defense."

Labarbera's upside is Healy and you know what? Most NHL teams can use a Glenn Healy.


I agree, I don't think you can judge him by those two whole games he got to start in a lost season. Labs is at the age where most goalies find thier games and hit thier strides. I think he is gonna be LA's starter soon enough, he looked good lastnight.

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Andy Murray has stated that Garon has not yet won the #1 job, so there is alot of incentive for Labs in LA and if he keeps up his play he may just earn the #1 spot.

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The situation was similar to when Espo sent

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The consensus is that who we have (Lundqvist, Montoya) have higher upsides.

I like Labs but at 25 he was caught in a numbers game and I just don't think he is a legit NHL starter.
gagner(sp) to Minnesota. The kid was buried and as GM he did the right thing for the player. Same here, Labs had no guarantee that he would even be the backup.

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LaBarbera was a UFA, he chose to sign with LA. Right now, it's probably the best decision he's made in his life. He had no future with the Ranger organization and would have been cast aside at the first sign Lundqvist could handle the backup job.

As for his overall abilities, I have my doubts about whether he will ever be good enough to be more than a backup, but this is a kid who is only 25 and has improved substantially at every level he's played. A few years ago, he wasn't even a solid starter in the ECHL and yet went on to become one of the best AHL goalies over the last two years. He deserves his shot.

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i was impressed with him in the game i saw. Solid saves, no soft crap. I think it goes to show how crappy that Rangers defense was all those years (the last 3 seasons really).

Not to say that Labarbarbarbarbarbarbera has proven himself but he has put in two solid nights which is more than he ever did as a Ranger...

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