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  1. echlfreak

    echlfreak Registered User

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    Is it out of the realm of possibility that Delia is the #2 to start the season?

    Obviously, he won't be able to make every back door sliding save like he did last night but could he be the guy behind Ward?
     
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    There is less than a 1% chance.
     
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    This. They’re not waiving Forsberg
     
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    no ......... he needs seasoning
     
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    He should absolutely get a chance if he out performs Forsberg.
     
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    An injury to either Ward or Forsberg is more likely to happen than just 1%.
     
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    That is not the question.
     
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    Again, that is not the question.
     
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    quite frankly he is the best goalie in the hawks organization that is healthy enough to play so yes there is a chance he starts with the hawks, he should and he should get a fair shot at the number one job but that likely won't happen he will likely be buried in the Rock so that Stan and Q can tout out a washed up Ward and Forsberg who thus far is proving that he is not an NHL goalie
     
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    It's unlikely, but I'd put it well over 1%. No one's claiming Forsberg with his one-way deal, but the Hawks probably would prefer to keep that salary in the bigs if they don't feel that there is a significant difference between the two.
     
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    Technically speaking Forsberg is a better goalie based on stats and technique compared to Delia.

    I would rank them like this.

    1. Forsberg (this is make of break for him this season)
    2. Nalimov (if he has another good KHL season he will jump AF)
    3. Lankinen
    4. Delia

    Non-Pro
    1. Gravel
    2. Peters
     
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    forgot about Nalimov he is the best of the hawks class for sure, didn't he say that he won't play for the hawks though? Thought I read something to that effect.

    Delia is better than Lankinen IMO and although I want forsberg to live up to part of his potential he has shown very little in a hawks uniform to say that he is an NHL goalie at all.

    gravel certainly has potential, he was good with halifax and I like what I saw from Wouter Peters in the clips I have seen of him

    Not so confident that Forsberg is going to cut it.
     
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    Forsberg has the ability and game but has the soft goal a game mental mistakes and doesnt show the strong fortitude after it someone like Crawford always did. Even though crow had the early bad goal often period, he always got locked in and played stand out after giving up a bad goal.

    Delia is still so inexperienced I dont think he'll get on yet. Hes only really got 4 months of ahl play under his belt.

    Lankenin is too unknown for me to judge though, hes shown flashes. He improved year to year in Finland but mainly needs to show if it holds vs better competition.

    Right now. Neither shows something to say they are better or deserve the time over Forsberg nor do I think another week of preseason will change that.
     
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    What is a Simon and Garfunkel song?
     
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    He moved off of that stance like a month ago. Forsberg has shown far more than Delia.
     
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    Delia can learn in the AHL, Forsberg can’t. It’s pretty easy to put together who will be where.
     
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    Is he not the #2 if other options ahead of him fall? He could be the backup on gameday #1 and it's not a 1% chance. More like 5%. Goalies go down all the time. We wouldn't have Scott Mother****in' Foster in Blackhawks lore if they didn't.

    I mean Crawford is out, and that already makes the other goalies move up a step.
     
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    In the literal sense sure but assuming health BK is right. They’re 100% expecting Ward/Forsberg to be the tandem out the gate.
     
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    Delia has not outplayed Forsberg or Ward so far.

    This is all with the assumption of health.

    Deli is our #4 right now in my opinion with Crow out.
     
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    Lankinen is not better than Delia. In fact Delia will likely be the starter in Rockford, and Lankinen the backup.
     
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    How so?

    I think they are very close but Lankinen has a longer and better track record so far. Technically they both are fine.
     
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    He gets a little mercy because its his first go on small ice, but Lankinen has mostly been a sieve
     
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    Both Delia and KL have meh numbers so far.
     
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    Delia is more composed in net. Lankinen is skittish.
     
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    Skittish vs Composed is all perception. Hasek was skittish.
     

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