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03-21-2010, 12:25 AM
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Euro Flyer said the chances arent good. Little only say Rynnas play for 1.5 games. He said he wanted to see more of him. I like Rynnas alot, but Rynnas wants to start this year in the NHL. Of course a team with a bunch of backups looks good to go to, but we shall see. I dont think we will get him.
I'm sure Backlund thought the same thing coming here: "Unsteady goaltending situation might get me a shot to make a name for myself overseas."

The unfortunate reality for many of these goaltenders, Gustavsson up in Toronto included, is that it takes time to adjust to the NA game. You need to be prepared for shots at different times, the tempo is different, and the angles of shot selection is different.

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In other news, Holmgren signs the rest of UMass-Lowell.

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I'm sure Backlund thought the same thing coming here: "Unsteady goaltending situation might get me a shot to make a name for myself overseas."

The unfortunate reality for many of these goaltenders, Gustavsson up in Toronto included, is that it takes time to adjust to the NA game. You need to be prepared for shots at different times, the tempo is different, and the angles of shot selection is different.
There are some exceptions to that rule. Cechmanek didn't need any time to adjust. From day one it was clear that he was too good for the AHL (3 games, 1.12 GAA, .969 save %age). Unfortunately his game wasn't the issue. It was his melon.

That said it would be nice to actually draft a goalie that turns out to be a long-term solution instead of the Boucher's, Pelletier's, Ouellet's, Houle's, Duchesne's and Beauchemin's that have been drafted as of late.

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I'm sure Backlund thought the same thing coming here: "Unsteady goaltending situation might get me a shot to make a name for myself overseas."

The unfortunate reality for many of these goaltenders, Gustavsson up in Toronto included, is that it takes time to adjust to the NA game. You need to be prepared for shots at different times, the tempo is different, and the angles of shot selection is different.
In all fairness with regards to Gustavsson, if he were anywhere else but Toronto, his numbers would be dynamite. He's played very well in Toronto and he's kept them in the game so many times. I was skeptical when the Gustavsson hype machine started last summer, but the man has shown he can definitely be a franchise netminder in this league.

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Lets not get too fired up about a 24 year old senior. He might be a find but while he was dominating college players most goalies his age are already in the NHL for a year or two.
Possibly, but one or two years older for a goalie is a lot less dramatic than for a skater, the shelf life of goalies can be longer. Hutton has some good technical aspects to his play and should be able to carry over the numbers to some extent (he projects to be more consistent than Leighton in my opinion), but he'll need at least two seasons in the AHL to develop endurance for the 80+ game pace as college goalies generally do.

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