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Goaltending conundrum

Started by RedLeaf, November 08, 2011, 11:09:13 PM

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RedLeaf

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?
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Kidd

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.

Sarge

Quote from: RedLeaf on November 08, 2011, 11:09:13 PM

Any suggestions out there?

Change the channel when the play is in our own end?... and yes, drink heavily.

Bullfrog

Quote from: Kidd on November 09, 2011, 01:50:55 AM
Turco? He can't be much worse.

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

Sarge

Quote from: Bullfrog on November 09, 2011, 08:04:10 AM
Quote from: Kidd on November 09, 2011, 01:50:55 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.  :-\

Bender

Quote from: Floyd on November 09, 2011, 08:08:00 AM
Quote from: Bullfrog on November 09, 2011, 08:04:10 AM
Quote from: Kidd on November 09, 2011, 01:50:55 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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Boston Leaf

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..

Sarge

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? 

You're right

Quote from: Floyd 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?
53 minutes ago

Would ya?
I got a little excited there - I thought we might be trading Wilson :D
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Potvin29

#10
Quote from: Floyd 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?
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.

Sarge

Another guy I'd take a look at is Winnipeg's Chris Mason.

Sarge

Quote from: Potvin29 on November 09, 2011, 10:13:46 AM
Quote from: Floyd 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?
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.

Edir: ... and yes, I'm desperate to get a 'keeper quick.

BlueWhiteBlood

I'd give up a 2nd rounder for Nabakov I believe.
BWB

Zee

Nabokov, wasn't he around the same time Toskala was in SJ.  That would bring back too many unpleasant memories for me...