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Offline RedLeaf

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Goaltending conundrum
« on: November 08, 2011, 11:09:13 PM »
Well, it looks as though a goalie controversy is now in full swing in Leafland.

With no timetable on Reimer's return, and Gus and Scrivens looking like they aren't ready to get the job done on a nightly basis, I ask.... what should be done?

Are there any veteran goalies out there worth pursuing in a trade? Do we continue to run with these two until Reimer returns? I really don't know what the answer is, but after watching these last two games, staying the course could be the undoing of this great start, and subsequently any chance of a playoff pursuit.

Any suggestions out there?
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 07:39:55 AM by RedLeaf »
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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 12:54:16 AM »
Any suggestions out there?

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 01:50:55 AM »
Turco? He can't be much worse. I feel bad for Gustavsson, it's true that the team hangs him out to dry sometimes but he just seems to completely deflate after a bad goal. And Scrivens is clearly not ready for the NHL.

The Islanders don't need three goalies, and Nabokov is the odd man out with Montoya playing well and DP being anchored there. Plus there is the fact that he didn't want to play for the Islanders in the first place...and I'm sure Wilson would love to have Nabby back. :P What would Snow want for him?

I would like to see the Leafs pick up some kind of veteran backup though, and then either trade Gus or just put him on waivers so he has a chance to catch on somewhere else rather than burying him in the minors. I hope he gets his head together some day, but even if he does I seriously doubt it's going to be in Toronto.

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 07:57:39 AM »

Any suggestions out there?

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 08:04:10 AM »
Turco? He can't be much worse.

But if he's at all worse, why bother?

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 08:08:00 AM »
Turco? He can't be much worse.

But if he's at all worse, why bother?

Very true. If we get a guy, I think it needs to be someone who is good enough to challenge Reimer. As a side, perhaps keeping Giguere might have been a good idea.  :-\

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2011, 09:32:02 AM »
Turco? He can't be much worse.

But if he's at all worse, why bother?

Very true. If we get a guy, I think it needs to be someone who is good enough to challenge Reimer. As a side, perhaps keeping Giguere might have been a good idea.  :-\

Yeah... I mean his 4 games this year he's put up phenomenal numbers. I think maybe its true in the sense that this is the first year where he didn't have to rehab something and he just focused on his play.

There's no doubt that Burke isn't happy with the backups early on this season.
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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2011, 09:56:37 AM »
We need ot also play better D.. Also while I like Reimer it is not liek we are awaiting the return of Patrick Roy. James still has a ways to go also.. I have always tried to defend Gus. He made some great saves early last night and once again thoguht he was turning the corner. But does he always have to give up 3+ goals each game:? I think he is unfortuantely playing himself out of another NHL contract..

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2011, 10:10:34 AM »
ChrisBottaNHL Chris Botta
Ron Wilson could be reunited with Nabokov. But will #Isles trade a quality G within East again for a draft pick or iffy prospect?
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Would ya? 

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2011, 10:12:56 AM »
ChrisBottaNHL Chris Botta
Ron Wilson could be reunited with Nabokov. But will #Isles trade a quality G within East again for a draft pick or iffy prospect?
53 minutes ago

Would ya?
I got a little excited there - I thought we might be trading Wilson :D
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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 10:13:46 AM »
ChrisBottaNHL Chris Botta
Ron Wilson could be reunited with Nabokov. But will #Isles trade a quality G within East again for a draft pick or iffy prospect?
53 minutes ago

Would ya?

I can't tell if that is a rumour he has heard or if he is just throwing ideas out.

EDIT: Another of his tweets says the price for Nabokov is a 2nd rounder.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2011, 10:15:26 AM by Potvin29 »

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 10:15:44 AM »
Another guy I'd take a look at is Winnipeg's Chris Mason.

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 10:19:25 AM »
ChrisBottaNHL Chris Botta
Ron Wilson could be reunited with Nabokov. But will #Isles trade a quality G within East again for a draft pick or iffy prospect?
53 minutes ago

Would ya?

I can't tell if that is a rumour he has heard or if he is just throwing ideas out.

EDIT: Another of his tweets says the price for Nabokov is a 2nd rounder.

I'd do that provided it was conditional on Nabokov's performance... Maybe it drops to a 4th or something if he doesn't cur the mustard. I mean, there's ample time to recover the pick in another deal.

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2011, 10:26:51 AM »
I'd give up a 2nd rounder for Nabakov I believe.
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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 10:28:15 AM »
Nabokov, wasn't he around the same time Toskala was in SJ.  That would bring back too many unpleasant memories for me...

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Re: Goaltending conundrum
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2011, 10:28:15 AM »