martin prusek or miikka kiprusoff?

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  1. blueliner

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    i realize that whilst neither of these guys are textbook 'prospects' they're both still in the throes of establishing themselves, and are potentially intriguing candidates to think about...

    kipper wound up as all but a cast-off off after flubbing his chances with the sharks last season but has raised his stock in a huge way in calgary, much to the displeasure of roman turek...prusek has impressed as the #2 guy behind lalime who's looking shakier and shakier in the #1 role, and at times been an achilles heel of sorts on an otherwise very strong sens squad...

    prusek's situation is a little more complicated with emery on the horizon, but kipper/prusek are effectively the same age, and are both sporting very respectable numbers to say the least...so very simply, could those who have seen enough of either comment on thier long-term viability as NHL starters...if not with thier current teams, then in general?
     
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    At this point Kiprusoff looks like he's well on the way to establishing himself as a #1 goaltender. With none of our goaltending prospects on the horizon at this point Calgary will likely use Kipper as the #1 for the next couple of years.
     
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    I'm going to say that Prusek is at least ten times better than Patrick Lalime and will go on to be an NHL starter and a damn good one at that. He is immensely underrated, IMO.
     
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    Marko will be back in the AHL in about 2 years (This goes along with the "Every dog has his day" rule that applies to alot of 2nd string goalies who catch fire for a little while).

    Prusek will be a #1 in this league.
     
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    While Prusek may very well be a #1 in this league, the Kiprusoff statement is ludicrous.

    Kiprusoff has shown more than Prusek has at this point. The guy's 14-3-2 with a 941 sv % and a 1.45 G.A.A. Granted, Twenty games is a small sample space, but really... Honestly, what is it that leads you to believe that Kiprusoff has just "caught fire" and will be back to the AHL in 2 years (He hasn't spent a significant amount of time in the minors for 3 years...)... I'm curious for your justification for that claim?

    BTW its MIIKKA not Marko. :eek:
     
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    Right there discredits any reasoning you try to make.
     
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    BTW its MIIKKA not Miikaa ;)
     
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    Interesting stuff!

    Prusek age 28 11-4-1 1.85 GAA .927
    Kiprusoff age 27 14-3-2 1.46 GAA .941

    Prusek= #1 goalie, Kiprusoff = AHLER

    can I assume then that Kiprusoff's better stats are a tribute to the Calgary Flames superiority over the Ottawa Senators? ;-)
     
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    Yeah Yeah.. It was 1:30 in the morning when i wrote that :joker:
     
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    I havent seen anything to justify the value you seem to accord to Prusek.

    at leas 30% of the goals given by prusek are weak goals and he usualy face weaker team to...

    I may be off track, but that's what I saw...

    BJ21
     
  11. YellHockey*

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    You're incorrect on both counts. Prusek has played a similiar level of competition that Lalime has so far this year.
     
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    List the teams Prusek has played this year. Most likely they are weaker teams, hence the backup was played.
     
  13. YellHockey*

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    Here are the stats from 12 days ago.

    I doubt they've changed much since then.
     
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    hi

    Prusek for me, I'd let him on my team anyday.
     
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    :yo: :handclap:
     
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    Very suprised about this one... but what can I say?

    For the weak goals, I stay on my opinion. Both Ottawa's goaltender has been weak on a lot of goals this year.

    JD
     
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