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#61 The Axe

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Average goalie goalie on an average team =.500 record.  I think major changes need to be made to this team or a rebuild.  They're simply not good enough as they are, even before Lidstrom left they needed to make major changes but didn't and now we're seeing a really sub-par product.


I agree. We have 2 all-stars at the end of their primes and thats about it. Time to pony up for some ufa's or go in the tank for a few years.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

Maybe one of the Vancouver goalies?

 

And they are elite? Please. And even if they are you think Vancouver is gonna trade one of them to us? I'll pass on both. Thx.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

I agree. We have 2 all-stars at the end of their primes and thats about it. Time to pony up for some ufa's or go in the tank for a few years.

 

Ya as much as i'd hate to see them go, i'd rather that then the team waste more time on a team that's obviously not good enough.  I don't want us to be like Calgary, in denial for years that it's time to rebuild.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

And they are elite? Please. And even if they are you think Vancouver is gonna trade one of them to us? I'll pass on both. Thx.

 

 

Elite goalie below

 

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

Are there any "elite" goalies? This probably should have a thread of it's own


Edited by Hockeymom1960, 06 February 2013 - 10:13 PM.


#66 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

Elite goalie below

 

 

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Haha. Maybe you should consider me in that status then :D



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Howard is not the problem, which many have said. but and here is the million dollar question, who is elite and with what would we get them? we don't have much to trade. as for UFA's this off season, with what money? Fil, brunner, and Howard are all UFA's and should be resigned. That will take 15+ million to do. There goes our UFA budget, unless we decide to buy out some folks.

The team is 18th in GFA and 24th in GAA. That sucks. Rebuilding/retooling is in order and should have been started 2-3 years ago. But it wasn't. So yes, it will get worse before it gets better.



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

Why is everyone suggesting we need to get an elite goalie? We have an above-average one right now, that has been improving every single season. At that, he isn't tying our hands with a huge contract. What this team needs to do is start playing like a team. They need the defense to play some defense and the offense to play some offense. Howard will do his job, he's proven he can and will do it. He simply can't handle this workload though, and mentally it has to be frustrating to know that everything relies on you because you have noone the franchise believes in yet. Mrazek will have his chance to play this weekend, we're absolutely sure to see him play in one of the weekend back-to-back games (Unless Monster magically comes back before then). Elite goalies aren't some rapid breeding species, they're rare and they come at a premium, such does great defensemen. 


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

Schneider would be a good pickup

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

Schneider would be a good pickup

 

Average goaltender. :D



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

I don't think the Nucks would give up Schneider at this point.  It's known Luongo is probably on his way out, but he has another decade on his contract.  No thanks.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

Nucks will ride out Luongo this year, either win the Stanley Cup or not, and then deal him immediately in the offseason.

 

I know the Nucks aren't very popular around here, but we do rather have them win a cup than St. Louis, Chicago or Pittsburgh.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

Schneider would be a good pickup

 

He has a better team in front of him and is playing worse than Howie... no thanks



#74 The Axe

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:38 PM

Who do we get then? We need elite goaltending.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

Since there are people on LGW who think Datsyuk and Zetterberg are better than Crosby, I question the choices of our members pertaining to who is and isn't an elite goalie.  


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:48 PM

Since there are people on LGW who think Datsyuk and Zetterberg are better than Crosby, I question the choices of our members pertaining to who is and isn't an elite goalie.  

 

Datsyuk no doubt is a better two way player, and is a much more respectful player on the ice, and definitely one of the best forecheckers in the game. He may not score as many points, but his all around game is better



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:00 AM

Who do we get then? We need elite goaltending.

 

There are none currently.  We have more pressing problems than goaltending.  I think there is also a huge  lack of confidence in the team too.which I believe is another reason they are tanking.



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

Are there any "elite" goalies? This probably should have a thread of it's own

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

Mraz

 

Oh I would love to believe that but let's not put any pressure on the kid he hasn't played in a NHL game yet. 



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:31 AM

Since there are people on LGW who think Datsyuk and Zetterberg are better than Crosby, I question the choices of our members pertaining to who is and isn't an elite goalie.  


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