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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2019, 06:25:57 PM »
Suggesting he has a chance at the back-up position is just not understanding the realities.
What reality am I missing? I'm not saying he won't get a shot; of course he will.
So when it was suggested that KK has a chance and could potentially be a backup, slim or not, you say anyone suggesting that doesn't understand the realities. Then you say of course he'll get a shot.
No one is arguing his chances are very slim at best. I actually think he has a better shot at it then Sparks. Something's up there and I don't think it's playing related.

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2019, 06:39:05 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.

Yeah. And, while AHL numbers can be misleading for goalies, he’ll also be 26 to start next season. So, he’s not exactly a young prospect still figuring things out. At this point, it’s much more likely that he is what we saw in the regular season - a mediocre at best AHL goalie on a hot streak in the playoffs.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2019, 08:58:00 PM »
Suggesting he has a chance at the back-up position is just not understanding the realities.
What reality am I missing? I'm not saying he won't get a shot; of course he will.
So when it was suggested that KK has a chance and could potentially be a backup, slim or not, you say anyone suggesting that doesn't understand the realities. Then you say of course he'll get a shot.
No one is arguing his chances are very slim at best. I actually think he has a better shot at it then Sparks. Something's up there and I don't think it's playing related.

I'm not being contradictory. I'm saying he'll get a shot (opportunity at training camp). I'm also saying he doesn't have a real chance (extremely unlikely).

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2019, 11:29:04 AM »
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.

Yeah. And, while AHL numbers can be misleading for goalies, he’ll also be 26 to start next season. So, he’s not exactly a young prospect still figuring things out. At this point, it’s much more likely that he is what we saw in the regular season - a mediocre at best AHL goalie on a hot streak in the playoffs.
I think it is more than that and I commented a few posts back that at some point in the season KK had a Eureka moment, perhaps through a coaching adjustment, something clicked and now he is playing like this. Let's hope he keeps it up.  I would like to see an Athletic article explaining the change.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2019, 01:07:34 PM »
I think it is more than that and I commented a few posts back that at some point in the season KK had a Eureka moment, perhaps through a coaching adjustment, something clicked and now he is playing like this. Let's hope he keeps it up.  I would like to see an Athletic article explaining the change.

Seems unlikely. We've seen too many goalies with marginal/mediocre track records go on hot streaks (especially in the playoffs) and then come crashing down to earth just as quickly. He's had a good 7 games. That's it, really. We shouldn't read any more into it, because, odds are, there isn't more there.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2019, 01:29:53 PM »
I fondly remember when future Hall-of-Famer goalie Brian Boucher got his record-breaking shutout streak:

https://www.nhl.com/news/centennial-memory-retired-goalie-brian-boucher-recalls-streak/c-285465160

After that, he went on to win around 50 more games that season. Oh, wait, I meant 50 more in the rest of his career. Almost like that amazing streak is but a small sample of his overall career.

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« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2019, 01:35:10 PM »
I fondly remember when future Hall-of-Famer goalie Brian Boucher got his record-breaking shutout streak:

https://www.nhl.com/news/centennial-memory-retired-goalie-brian-boucher-recalls-streak/c-285465160

After that, he went on to win around 50 more games that season. Oh, wait, I meant 50 more in the rest of his career. Almost like that amazing streak is but a small sample of his overall career.

Or Andrew Hammond's exceptional run in 14/15, only to see him not able to crack an NHL roster this season, and only getting into a single NHL game last season.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2019, 02:10:05 PM »
I fondly remember when future Hall-of-Famer goalie Brian Boucher got his record-breaking shutout streak:

https://www.nhl.com/news/centennial-memory-retired-goalie-brian-boucher-recalls-streak/c-285465160

After that, he went on to win around 50 more games that season. Oh, wait, I meant 50 more in the rest of his career. Almost like that amazing streak is but a small sample of his overall career.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #38 on: May 16, 2019, 06:01:03 PM »
Look at what a bust Dubnyk was, bouncing from team to team, then something clicked, he took some coaching in something or other and he was like a new guy. Anyway will stop with the KK thing,  what will be will be.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »
Look at what a bust Dubnyk was, bouncing from team to team, then something clicked, he took some coaching in something or other and he was like a new guy. Anyway will stop with the KK thing,  what will be will be.

Dubnyk had 3 straight NHL seasons with a Sv% .914 or higher before his one awful year that saw him him "bounce from team to team," from which he's rebounded to perform at a similar level to how he did previous to that season, just for teams that did a better job of preventing shots against. Nothing just "clicked" for him.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2019, 06:47:45 PM »
Ok, thanks for the info.
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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2019, 09:39:28 PM »
Hopefully the Islanders goaltending regresses to hot manure next season


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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2019, 01:00:13 PM »

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Re: Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2019, 01:05:36 PM »

How did I not know that the Leafs have a development camp invitee named Gunnarwolfe Fontaine?
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