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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »
Berrien Scott and Woll hopefully one is good.

Lets hope because we cant go into it with Sparks as backup.

There's multiple reasons why there's literally zero chance that either Scott or Woll is the backup.
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 11:23:19 AM »
If KK can keep up this playoff performance perhaps he gets a chance. Hutch not the answer.
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 12:14:49 PM »
Berrien Scott and Woll hopefully one is good.

Lets hope because we cant go into it with Sparks as backup.

There's multiple reasons why there's literally zero chance that either Scott or Woll is the backup.


Yeah I wasn't suggesting one would be the backup next season I was thinking long term hopefully one emerges as a real goalie that might potentially replace Andersen at some point.

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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 01:31:20 PM »
Berrien Scott and Woll hopefully one is good.

Lets hope because we cant go into it with Sparks as backup.

There's multiple reasons why there's literally zero chance that either Scott or Woll is the backup.


Yeah I wasn't suggesting one would be the backup next season I was thinking long term hopefully one emerges as a real goalie that might potentially replace Andersen at some point.
Could be a real probability of that.  Just to mention that in some of the games KK, who is in the same height and build range as Freddie seems to be moving a lot like Freddie as well (in some of the games I have seen). Not outside the realm of possibility the Leafs use another 6 or 7 pick on a Goalie.
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 01:38:57 PM »
Just reading that Gordeev has to be signed to either an AHL or ECHL contract in the next few weeks.  Considering he is playing a very big role in the Guelph playoff run, do we see the Leafs signing him?
Seems as he skates so well that we should keep him in the fold and keep teaching him.
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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2019, 02:31:42 PM »
If KK can keep up this playoff performance perhaps he gets a chance. Hutch not the answer.

Like with Woll and Scott, there's basically zero chance Kaskisuo is team's backup next season, either. If it's not Sparks, it'll be a veteran guy, not someone with zero minutes of NHL experience.
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2019, 02:41:10 PM »
Berrien Scott and Woll hopefully one is good.

Lets hope because we cant go into it with Sparks as backup.

There's multiple reasons why there's literally zero chance that either Scott or Woll is the backup.


Yeah I wasn't suggesting one would be the backup next season I was thinking long term hopefully one emerges as a real goalie that might potentially replace Andersen at some point.
Neither was I. If either of these guys push for a job on the Marlies next season it will give the Leafs options.

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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2019, 02:51:48 PM »
If KK can keep up this playoff performance perhaps he gets a chance. Hutch not the answer.

Like with Woll and Scott, there's basically zero chance Kaskisuo is team's backup next season, either. If it's not Sparks, it'll be a veteran guy, not someone with zero minutes of NHL experience.
Don't agree. If KK is the best goalie in camp and they have goalies for the Marlies, I don't see why they wouldn't give him a shot. I also think at the right price Hutch could be the backup. I don't see Sparks back with the Leafs anytime soon.

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2019, 03:09:52 PM »
If KK can keep up this playoff performance perhaps he gets a chance. Hutch not the answer.

Like with Woll and Scott, there's basically zero chance Kaskisuo is team's backup next season, either. If it's not Sparks, it'll be a veteran guy, not someone with zero minutes of NHL experience.

I agree with this.  Leafs will look to find the "next McBackup", some journeyman guy who's always done the role and is without a contract or on waivers.  Hopefully there's one out there that can do an adequate job.

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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2019, 03:57:25 PM »
If KK can keep up this playoff performance perhaps he gets a chance. Hutch not the answer.

Like with Woll and Scott, there's basically zero chance Kaskisuo is team's backup next season, either. If it's not Sparks, it'll be a veteran guy, not someone with zero minutes of NHL experience.
Don't agree. If KK is the best goalie in camp and they have goalies for the Marlies, I don't see why they wouldn't give him a shot. I also think at the right price Hutch could be the backup. I don't see Sparks back with the Leafs anytime soon.
This is starting to look like the job market opportunties for our youth. Can't have the job without experience, so how to get experience? It's nonsense, you are suggesting that they play KK for several games at NHL level and send him down for more seasoning; a la Sparks and we know how that worked out.  I don't think Sparks is back, unless Dubas puts his foot.
If he finishes with the way he has been playing then why not give him a shot next year out of camp.
If Woll and Scott are coming to the AHL's, who's going to go, we can't carry 4 AHL goalies unless Woll and Scott start out on the Growlers and don't think that is going to happen. 
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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2019, 05:06:09 PM »
If KK can keep up this playoff performance perhaps he gets a chance. Hutch not the answer.

Like with Woll and Scott, there's basically zero chance Kaskisuo is team's backup next season, either. If it's not Sparks, it'll be a veteran guy, not someone with zero minutes of NHL experience.
Don't agree. If KK is the best goalie in camp and they have goalies for the Marlies, I don't see why they wouldn't give him a shot. I also think at the right price Hutch could be the backup. I don't see Sparks back with the Leafs anytime soon.
This is starting to look like the job market opportunties for our youth. Can't have the job without experience, so how to get experience? It's nonsense, you are suggesting that they play KK for several games at NHL level and send him down for more seasoning; a la Sparks and we know how that worked out.  I don't think Sparks is back, unless Dubas puts his foot.
If he finishes with the way he has been playing then why not give him a shot next year out of camp.
If Woll and Scott are coming to the AHL's, who's going to go, we can't carry 4 AHL goalies unless Woll and Scott start out on the Growlers and don't think that is going to happen. 
I never suggested to give KK a few NHL games and send him back down for seasoning. I suspect if KK is backup to Freddie and Woll and Scott are ready for the AHL, they might be there and Sparks will be gone, either through waivers or trade. Now should they sign Hutch to backup Freddie, maybe they run with 3. Who knows what Dubas and company will do.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2019, 05:07:59 PM »
Kaskisuo doesn't have half the pedigree and success that Sparks did at this point in his career. Suggesting he has a chance at the back-up position is just not understanding the realities.

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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2019, 05:46:16 PM »
Kaskisuo doesn't have half the pedigree and success that Sparks did at this point in his career. Suggesting he has a chance at the back-up position is just not understanding the realities.
I don't see KK with the Leafs but to say he doesn't have a shot if he keeps going on this roll in the playoffs is just not understanding the realities also.
Whoever Dubas/Babs sees as the best guy for the job will get it, regardless of pedigree.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2019, 06:03:27 PM »
A 25 year old goalie who's has a .949 save percentage across 7 playoff games but only an .896 in the regular season?

What reality am I missing? I'm not saying he won't get a shot; of course he will. But the reality is the odds of him being the backup on any NHL team are extremely slim.

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« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2019, 06:16:17 PM »

For Kakiskuo to be the back-up next year they'd have to be making the decision based on an extremely small sample size of playoff games and/or how he looks in the largely meaningless pre-season. Neither should override a much more established track record.
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