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Pickard traded to Leafs
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:05:48 PM »
Lindberg and a 6th.

By letting him clear waivers he can now be assigned to the AHL immediately if they wish.

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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 04:08:07 PM »
He's been assigned to the Marlies to start, but hopefully that's just because they still need to clear a roster spot for him (i.e. waive or trade McBackup).
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 04:11:27 PM »
He's been assigned to the Marlies tos start, but hopefully that's just because they still need to clear a roster spot for him (i.e. waive or trade McBackup).

I don't know, part of me thinks it's Sparks that they don't like, not McBackup... If Andy goes down, McBackup will need a suitable backup.

I think Sparks sucks and would have kept Bibeau over him.

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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 04:13:20 PM »
I swear I was going to say something about him being a good waiver claim but...whatever. It's a solid move either way.
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 04:13:46 PM »
stop being so hard on Sparky.  :'(
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 04:16:02 PM »
I don't know, part of me thinks it's Sparks that they don't like, not McBackup... If Andy goes down, McBackup will need a suitable backup.

I think Sparks sucks and would have kept Bibeau over him.

Bibeau has a 0.906 career save percentage in the AHL, and is coming off a season where he posted 0.894.

Sparks has a 0.922 career save percentage in the AHL, and is coming off a season where he posted 0.922.

Neither are likely NHL options, but there's really nothing to suggest that Sparks isn't a much better goalie than Bibeau right now.

You might be right though that they haven't soured on McBackup quite yet.

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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 04:17:52 PM »

First Borgman, now Pickard... who's next ???
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 04:19:31 PM »

First Borgman, now Pickard... who's next ???

There's surely a hard-nosed defenseman out there named Wesley Crusher.
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 04:20:09 PM »

First Borgman, now Pickard... who's next ???
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 04:23:35 PM »
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 04:25:41 PM »
Puts the pressure straight on McBackup. Pretty short leash with Pickers waiting to take that spot. He was pretty good a couple of years ago and not horrific on that horrific Avs team
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2017, 04:25:57 PM »
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 04:27:09 PM »
First Borgman, now Pickard... who's next ???

They've got Ian Scott in the system.
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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »
hummm the plot twist.

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Re: Pickard traded to Leafs
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2017, 04:27:38 PM »