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All I remember about Huet was that amazing save vs Detroit that one year in the playoffs. One of the best playoffs saves I've ever seen.
In general, our goalie depth is ridiculous. Rask is a top 5 goalie imo. As I've said earlier in this thread he deserved a Vezina nod due to having higher SV%, lower GAA, and more shutouts than Lundqvist and Niemi. Khudobin has been fantastic as a backup, and even pushed Rask a bit when he was struggling for a stretch there during the season. I fully expect Khudobin to be offered a contract by a team looking for a starting goalie this offseason. Svedberg just won the Bastien Award for the best goaltender in the AHL. And, Subban is still working his way up in the system.
Also, by no means is this series over. Game 2 was much closer than the scoreboard indicated. If not for Rask in the second period, we would've lost that game. He was amazing in that period and completely stonewalled the Rangers who were outplaying us at the time. We also have no idea how the rookie's are going to do in the long run. They've been fantastic so far, but I highly doubt Krug is going to continue providing a goal per game. It'll be a tough decision who to bench though once Seidenberg comes back. From what I hear Ference won't be ready for a while, and Redden may not necessarily get a roster spot over the rookies with how well they're playing. But, obviously Seidenberg will be getting back into the roster, and he's started skating already. Will be interesting to see what Julien does there.
Last edited by Raleik; 2013-05-20 at 09:14 PM.
I wouldn't expect Subban to make the NHL for a while yet. Goalies are an enigma, they can be godly from a young age or they turn out being average to really good, but not Hasek or Roy good. Toronto for the first time in several years has goalie depth in the system.
Took them 2 games to take Carcilo out, big game tonight.
Holy plastic anthem singer batman
Last edited by Zeoni; 2013-05-20 at 11:39 PM.
and apparently we got the refs from game 1 again. chicago gettign away with trying to murder cleary.
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wow so chicago has had 3 calls blatently ignored and now detroit is on the PK. fucking horseshit.
It's getting feisty now
Toronto's goalie depth isn't really that great. Reimer and Scrivens.. Ok Reimer played his ass off and has potential to be a star player, but he's not quite there yet. Scrivens is a throw away IMO. To me, he doesn't scream #1 goalie and will not at any point in his career. McIntyre or however it's spelled was lights out for long stretches this year, but has been very rocky the last few weeks and Rynnas hasn't proven to be a bonafide #1 even at the AHL level. Owuya or whatever hasn't been very good either.
As for Rask, I am super shocked he was not up for Vezina after the numbers he threw out this year. The guy's glove is incredibly quick. He stole the first round for Boston, and as others have said.. I think the Leafs would legitimately have won in 6 or so if Rask hadn't played like he did. Also for anyone who wants to rag on him for his performance against Philly in '10 (I think?), keep in mind he was 23 and had like 65 NHL games under his belt to that point. The whole team shit the bed on that one - wasn't just him.
I feel bad for Chiarelli.. going ot have to break the bank for that kid this summer, especially if they make it 1 or 2 more rounds. If Boston can win the cup, I fully see them giving him 5.5-6M a season and having to let Horton and maybe Ference walk as UFAs.
By no means was I trying to rag on Rask for that playoff series. I was trying to point out the same thing as you, that he was inexperienced in the NHL both regular season and playoffs. That was simply a response to the person who said they wish Rask had been starting long before he did. And I was trying to outline why it was a good thing for Thomas to start until he did.
As far as Rask's contract goes, I'm pretty okay with that scenario. I don't think we'll really miss Ference if either Bartkowski or Krug can keep up their level of play. I love Ference as a person, but this past season his play wasn't that great to be honest. Horton will hurt a bit more, and leave a hole in our top 6, so I'll have to wait to see what they manage to fill that hole with til I judge.
How do they draft these fucking guys, damn that was nice
I went to get a bowl of cereal... came back and this game is 2-0 Detroit. Woo!
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and just now a blatent cross check ignored.
come on refs. call it fair.
I think Scrivens is one of those guys who has a long way to go before he will truly be an NHL goalie. He is a good player and has come a long way from where he was initially, but he needs a lot of coaching and development to even be a consistent and reliable backup.
wow what a flop i cant believe the refs called that a penalty. seriously refs call it fairly.
Chicago PP is confusing, I feel like I am watching a Rangers PP.
Marcelos is going to be distraught