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10-21-2005, 10:46 PM
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Freddie Brathwaite

Something that just came to me, as I was posting in the Oilers forum:

What caused the Flames' management to have so little confidence in Fred Brathwaite during his time with the team? The man stood on his head for 2.5 seasons in the flaming C, yet they constantly started Ken Wregget, Tyler Moss, Mike Vernon and Grant Fuhr ahead of him.

I'll always be convinced that, had the Flames held onto Freddie instead of trading for Turek, they'd have been in the playoffs in 2001-02.

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Wrong board + Brathwait could make the big saves, but he wasn't consistant in the least, and really wasn't that great of a goaltender.

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The man stood on his head for 2.5 seasons in the flaming C
I didn't think he was THAT good?

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Something that just came to me, as I was posting in the Oilers forum:

What caused the Flames' management to have so little confidence in Fred Brathwaite during his time with the team? The man stood on his head for 2.5 seasons in the flaming C, yet they constantly started Ken Wregget, Tyler Moss, Mike Vernon and Grant Fuhr ahead of him.

I'll always be convinced that, had the Flames held onto Freddie instead of trading for Turek, they'd have been in the playoffs in 2001-02.
I don't know ... I agree that he was always the least of their problems during that period.

Brathwaite's record, 1998-2001: 51-51-24
Other Flame goalies, 1998-2001: 35-70-13

Ouch.

He really went downhill after being dealt away to St. Louis, though, so I don't know if he would have been an upgrade on Turek.

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He couldn't be more streaky if he never wore clothes.

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He couldn't be more streaky if he never wore clothes.
Yeah, but in our position at the time, would you rather have a streaky Brathwaite or a consistently-awful Turek?

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Yeah, but in our position at the time, would you rather have a streaky Brathwaite or a consistently-awful Turek?
Brathwaite was never full-time starter quality, and the way Turek started off his career with the Flames, it was basically like another Freddie moment. Their careers were eerily similar.

I loved chanting "FREDDIE, FREDDIE" but I'd still take Turek at the time.

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He was also incredibly too small

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He was also incredibly too small
Mike Vernon hardly comes up to my chin and he did okay.

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Mike Vernon hardly comes up to my chin and he did okay.
Andy Moog too

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Mike Vernon hardly comes up to my chin and he did okay.

Mike Vernon was a multiple-time all-star though, and with 2 rings will probably get into the hall of fame.

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Yeah, but in our position at the time, would you rather have a streaky Brathwaite or a consistently-awful Turek?


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Mike Vernon was a multiple-time all-star though, and with 2 rings will probably get into the hall of fame.
What? Mike Vernon would be one of the worst HOFers if he got in. In 15 seasons of being a #1, he's made it past the 1st round only 5 times, and one of those times he was out in the second round. Yeah, he's got two Cups, and he also made it to the Finals his rookie year, and I wouldn't mind having his career, but he just doesn't cut it as a HOFer.

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Yeah, but in our position at the time, would you rather have a streaky Brathwaite or a consistently-awful Turek?
All I am saying is that Braithwaite is streaky. Turek, I thought his biggest problem was not as much his GAA, but that he let in bad goals at even worse times, and did THAT consistently.

So, to answer your question honestly, I'd rather have Fred Braithwaite than Turek, but that's not saying much.

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Fred Brathwaite was overrated by many.

I remember he was drafted high by the commish of a fantasy draft, and a year later when the league folded, one of the commish's last statement on the site was "I drafted Freddie and it was all downhill from there."

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