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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2016, 08:31:39 PM »
Busta, they were willing to risk their handsome Ukrainian faces to hard shots, where the new Goalies look for the most part like ad guys? Oh, forgot that Sawchuck had the mask. LOL

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2016, 10:58:18 PM »
Come on Loungo is 36 now. Johnny B was 44 in 67, Sawchuck was 38. Goalies come into their age older than any other player on the team. Why not Reimer who has proven this at every level?

Hasek wasn't a number one until he was in his 30s. I agree with you Highlander

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2016, 11:38:05 PM »
Reimer has never started more than 35 or so games in any given season. I worry about his durability based on his past, and his consistency as he hasn't strung enough strong play together to trust his numbers this season. I may be wrong, but I just don't think he's the answer. Especially if he gets $4-5 M/season.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2016, 11:40:41 PM »
Come on Loungo is 36 now. Johnny B was 44 in 67, Sawchuck was 38. Goalies come into their age older than any other player on the team. Why not Reimer who has proven this at every level?

Hasek wasn't a number one until he was in his 30s. I agree with you Highlander

Hasek was 28 going into the season in which he first took a #1 role and also won his first Vezina Trophy.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2016, 11:49:41 PM »
Come on Loungo is 36 now. Johnny B was 44 in 67, Sawchuck was 38. Goalies come into their age older than any other player on the team. Why not Reimer who has proven this at every level?

Hasek wasn't a number one until he was in his 30s. I agree with you Highlander

Hasek was 28 going into the season in which he first took a #1 role and also won his first Vezina Trophy.

And Luongo was a starter in his 2nd season in the NHL at the age of 21, not sure what his current age has to do with anything.

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2016, 01:01:00 AM »

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2016, 04:26:49 PM »
I would like to see Reimer stay a Leaf.  If they can work out a a contract with low cap hit and a low term, then it'd be worth keeping Reimer onboard.  He'd still be a serviceable goaltender this way while the youngsters will eventually be given the. opportunity to begin their ascendancy on the big club.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2016, 12:49:55 AM »
Yeah I like Reimer, having a great season apart from the injury. Super numbers. Apparently he's been working on tracking the puck and I think he's even improved. But does he factor in long-term? Probably not. He deserves Bernier's contract, around $4.5, but I don't think he'll get it.

Lou and Babs will just keep doing what they're doing: pump the tires up and then maximize the return in picks/prospects. Who knows what this team will look like next year, after the deadline and the summer. Or 3 years.

What is fun is that we have something to talk about: a competent rebuild through the draft by experienced management, rather than the annual tradition of miss playoffs/sign and re-sign at inflated prices. Repeat. JFJ. Burke. Nonis.
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2016, 07:09:53 AM »
If Reimer is ok in sign a 2 year deal or a 1 year deal would be better for the Leafs.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2016, 07:54:06 AM »
Reimer has never started more than 35 or so games in any given season. I worry about his durability based on his past, and his consistency as he hasn't strung enough strong play together to trust his numbers this season. I may be wrong, but I just don't think he's the answer. Especially if he gets $4-5 M/season.

This is sort of what I have been thinking.. his play as of late has been dropping off a bit. Is it because he reached his max of games? Not sure..

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2016, 09:14:22 AM »
Reimer has never started more than 35 or so games in any given season. I worry about his durability based on his past, and his consistency as he hasn't strung enough strong play together to trust his numbers this season. I may be wrong, but I just don't think he's the answer. Especially if he gets $4-5 M/season.

This is sort of what I have been thinking.. his play as of late has been dropping off a bit. Is it because he reached his max of games? Not sure..

Have you seen the Tank team in front of him as of late?

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2016, 10:35:07 AM »
Reimer's had a rough week and a half, behind an expansion level roster. Before that, his play was mostly exceptional. I wouldn't read much into these last few games outside of him possibly being in a bit of a slump - which can happen to even the best goalies in the world - and playing behind a poor roster that's running out of steam/not catching teams off-guard anymore.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2016, 10:44:48 AM »
Reimer's had a rough week and a half, behind an expansion level roster. Before that, his play was mostly exceptional. I wouldn't read much into these last few games outside of him possibly being in a bit of a slump - which can happen to even the best goalies in the world - and playing behind a poor roster that's running out of steam/not catching teams off-guard anymore.

All of that's true but it's also pretty reasonable to have assumed that his play was going to level off at some point, especially as the season wore on.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2016, 10:46:02 AM »
Reimer's had a rough week and a half, behind an expansion level roster. Before that, his play was mostly exceptional. I wouldn't read much into these last few games outside of him possibly being in a bit of a slump - which can happen to even the best goalies in the world - and playing behind a poor roster that's running out of steam/not catching teams off-guard anymore.

At the same time though I don't think anyone thought he'd keep up a .930 save percentage all season long.

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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2016, 11:10:02 AM »
All of that's true but it's also pretty reasonable to have assumed that his play was going to level off at some point, especially as the season wore on.

Level off, sure. I just don't buy the suggestion that he's hit a wall because of games played.
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Re: The Trade Deadline and the Goalie Issue
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2016, 11:10:02 AM »