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#1 orangegoalie

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:11 PM

Ok, so my Fantasy Hockey draft is tonight and as my third Goalie Pickup i want to pick Torontos Gustavson.

heres my issue: HAS HE IN FACT beat out Joey McDonald for the #2 spot (now given, he should have already beaten out Vesa Toskala for the #1.....seeing as how poorly Toskala has been in the past few seasons and the HYPE with gustavson)


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#2 Carman

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:13 PM

From all that i've read he's won the job as #2. And Toskala has looked really bad, so the trigger finger is ready for the Monster to get a chance this year.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:18 PM

He will be the number 1 goalie around christmas time maybe even earlier, count on it.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:29 PM

If the Leafs made a decision based on only pre-season, Gustavsson would probably be starter with McDonald as his backup. Toskala has been terrible.. and this is supposed to be a bounce-back year for him.

Personally I think he'll split games with Vesa 50-50 for a few months until Gustavsson becomes the #1.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:33 PM

QUOTE (mindfly @ September 29, 2009 - 06:18PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He will be the number 1 goalie around christmas time maybe even earlier, count on it.


This. Maybe a 50-50 with Toskala, granted that they both stay healthy. If they make it to the playoffs though, it will be because of the Monster, and he will be backstopping them in it (ala Steve Mason).

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 05:52 PM

Joey MacDonald was placed on waivers today.

Gustavsson starts as the back-up, but I really question for how long. He'll likely get a few extra games to start the year (than a normal back-up load) because he's only played a combined total of one game since the rookie tournament.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:01 PM

He's a rookie goaltender in the NHL. 99% of the hyped rookie goalies can't steal the starter's job. The ones who do steal it from rotten goalies like Toskala, true, but this kid hasn't played a full season of NA hockey. He'll hit the wall in January like nearly every European import does in their first year. This kid could be real good, but I can't bring myself to buy the hype on rookie goalies.

Price anyone? A good rookie year then he fell into a pit of mediocrity (and that's being generous). Anyone seen his stats this preseason? Yikes.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE (Drake_Marcus @ September 29, 2009 - 07:01PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's a rookie goaltender in the NHL. 99% of the hyped rookie goalies can't steal the starter's job. The ones who do steal it from rotten goalies like Toskala, true, but this kid hasn't played a full season of NA hockey. He'll hit the wall in January like nearly every European import does in their first year. This kid could be real good, but I can't bring myself to buy the hype on rookie goalies.

Price anyone? A good rookie year then he fell into a pit of mediocrity (and that's being generous). Anyone seen his stats this preseason? Yikes.

The difference there could be that Price joined the Habs when he was what, 19?

Gustavsson is 24, he's probably a little further ahead of the curve compared to your average rookie netminder. That said, he's nothing until he's proven that he's for real.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:26 PM

1.Joey Macdonald was placed on waivers today...
2.Toskala didnt look great in pre-season...
3.Gustavsson looked SENSATIONAL in pre-season...

Gustavsson will be the starting goalie for the Leafs around November

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE (MacK_Attack @ September 30, 2009 - 01:10AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The difference there could be that Price joined the Habs when he was what, 19?

Gustavsson is 24, he's probably a little further ahead of the curve compared to your average rookie netminder. That said, he's nothing until he's proven that he's for real.

So true, people seem to be forgetting that he's not some 18-year old coming straight out of juniors. He is a mature guy that has worked extremely hard to become the goalie he is today.

He's only really unproven to people that haven't seen in him the SEL. I know the NHL is a much better league than the SEL, but the way he played last year was so awe-inspiring that I can't see him being anything less than atleast a very, very solid goalie in the NHL. He has all the components to become one of the best in the league; size, atleticism, speed, mental strenght etc.
He just has to tighten up his rebound control and he's set.



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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE (orangegoalie @ September 29, 2009 - 06:11PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok, so my Fantasy Hockey draft is tonight and as my third Goalie Pickup i want to pick Torontos Gustavson.

heres my issue: HAS HE IN FACT beat out Joey McDonald for the #2 spot (now given, he should have already beaten out Vesa Toskala for the #1.....seeing as how poorly Toskala has been in the past few seasons and the HYPE with gustavson)


ANDDD.....for those of you who have never seen this "MONSTER" play, go to youtube and enhoy goaltending at its best!!!!!

HE IS A HUMAN HIGHLIGHT REEL


Go for it. Toskala will lose the number job 1 shortly. The question is just how long Wilson and Burke will be patient with him.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:53 PM

got him as my 3rd goalie,

we will be the starter very soon

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:07 PM

Toronto did well with picks/drafting. They really picked up a lot of Swedes with skills.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:25 PM

I predict Gustavsson will have the starting job in no time.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE (13dangledangle @ September 29, 2009 - 09:29PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get it done Kenny!

Holland never showed any interest in him (which kind of annoyed me).

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:53 PM

Gustavsson has all the tools to become a top-tier goaltender in this league.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:14 PM

He'll be the starter by November. Toskala is brutal, weak all pre-season, and all last season, and then goes and gives up 7 goals to frickin Buffalo.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:33 PM

Yeappp, picked him up as my third Goalie in the 11th round





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