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#21 vladdy16

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:33 AM

Why do you guys not understand that Niemi was an average goalie? Oh he won the CUp, so he must be great.

Turco @ 1.3 m >>>>>>>>>>>>> Niemi at 2.75 and it's not even close at all.

We replaced an average goalie with another average one. What devastation.

Turco is on a downslide - Neimi has a very good chance at getting better. As a Wings fan, I'm thrilled with this move. Thank you!
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:35 AM

Huet will get waived and his cap hit will be gone.


If the Hawks had any intention of waiving Huet, and thus erasing his cap hit, I fail to see why they would have walked away from Niemi.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

If the Hawks had any intention of waiving Huet, and thus erasing his cap hit, I fail to see why they would have walked away from Niemi.

Even with Huet gone, they can't afford Niemi.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:37 AM

Why do you guys not understand that Niemi was an average goalie? Oh he won the CUp, so he must be great.

Turco @ 1.3 m >>>>>>>>>>>>> Niemi at 2.75 and it's not even close at all.

We replaced an average goalie with another average one. What devastation.

I think everyone here knows Niemi does blow and he isn't worth that much. But Turco is continually the Wings *****, and he is now the division rival. Not to mention he has gone downhill and won't nearly have the support that Neimi had while he was net. Basically no matter whether they signed Turco or Neimi there goaltending is going to blow. Turco= back up on great, tandem on good, and starter on lower.

Edited by ben_usmc, 02 August 2010 - 11:38 AM.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

I'm just surprised that Turco bit on this one after rejecting the Philly deal for more money.

Perhaps he thinks he has a better shot at winning a cup in chicago...bahhaaaa
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:41 AM

I think everyone here knows Niemi does blow and he isn't worth that much. But Turco is continually the Wings *****, and he is now the division rival. Not to mention he has gone downhill and won't nearly have the support that Neimi had while he was net. Basically no matter whether they signed Turco or Neimi there goaltending is going to blow. Turco= back up on great, tandem on good, and starter on lower.


Plus he didn't have the best year on a below-average Stars team, and was all but replaced for stretches with freaking Alex Auld.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:44 AM

Turco's mentality...



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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:54 AM

Turco's mentality...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwfHMXcfPcQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH08Kvwu9Og

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Edited by darkmanx, 02 August 2010 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:07 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA this brings me great enjoyment
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:10 PM

From Second City Hockey:

The fact of the matter is that the Hawks are indeed holding to form to the Detroit model of success, which largely takes the goalie out of the equation provided the skaters in front of him are skilled enough, and Niemi's success coming from seemingly out of nowhere as far as the general public is concerned only drove that point home.


LOL. Nice try, dude. Sure, in the salary cap era we've always had a great team and paid the goalie a low salary, that doesn't mean that the goalies have sucked. For example, look at last year; Howard played INCREDIBLY, behind an oft-injured team.

Idiots. At least the article makes reference to the fact that Hawks fans are now, at long last, panicking.

Edited by Crymson, 02 August 2010 - 12:13 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

More Hawk jealous little brother syndrome? I like it.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:25 PM


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

It would appear Dats and Z will be having career seasons this year.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:39 PM


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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:19 PM

Another Hawks player bites the dust. How many have they lost due to poor management now?

Barker
Madden
Niemi
Byfugilian
Versteeg
Eager
Ladd
Burish
Sopel
Fraser

Am I forgetting anybody?

Edited by Heaten, 02 August 2010 - 01:36 PM.


#36 NeverForgetMac25

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:23 PM

An average goalie who got a hot streak replaced with an aging average goalie who sucks in the playoffs.

Fixed it for you.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

Nick Boynton is an unrestricted free agent, so he can be added to the list. Colin Fraser was traded to Edmonton.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

Fixed it for you.


Turco actually has had more good playoff runs then bad ones (3-2). His lack of playoff wins really isn't his fault as much as Dallas'. In 2006-2007 he had 3 shutouts, yet the Stars still managed to lose the series. His playoff numbers are better than Nabokov's just to name one "high-tier" goalie.
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:36 PM

turco is going to benifit hard from a strong chicago defense... but he still has a losing playoff record and is known for being a choker but at 1.5 per year thats a good deal for the hawks especially with their cap issues.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 01:37 PM

Why do you guys not understand that Niemi was an average goalie? Oh he won the CUp, so he must be great.

Turco @ 1.3 m >>>>>>>>>>>>> Niemi at 2.75 and it's not even close at all.

We replaced an average goalie with another average one. What devastation.


Wiiiishful thiiiiinking! Niemi has the potential for very significant improvement. Turco, meanwhile, has sucked since '08. His last good performance was against the Sharks in the '08 playoffs.





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