Confirmed with Link: PHI Claims Calvin Pickard | CAR claims Curtis McElhinney

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  1. Cor

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    Fresh thread for the fresh news.

    This is what I personally feared. We need to hope Sparks can play, or we will be giving up an asset to get a new goalie come January.

     
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    So who plays for the Marlies? Was hoping at least 1 of them would get through.
     
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    Man that kind of sucks. Wanted Mcbackup to finish out his contract and carry sparks as the third goalie.
     
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    God help Dubas if the Flyers finish ahead of us because of McElhinnys performance vs Sparks.
     
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    GoodNewfieBoy We got a guy

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    First move I haven't agreed with, with this management in some time.

    Sparks is not good, we can all see that at the NHL level.

    The two guys we lost are better and we went from having some of the best depth in the league to having no depth at all.
     
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    If Darling comes back the Hurricanes will waive McBackup and we'll get him again. Same could happen with Philly, they both have tandems already.
     
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    What a nightmare, I thought maybe 1 of the two but both? Ouch ouch ouch.
     
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    that goalie depth....
     
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    K2 was on loan to another AHL team last season and did well in a backup role. He'll likely the starter and we'll trade/sign an AHL backup.
     
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    Will someone please think of the children!!
     
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    Bah. Was hoping at least McBackup would pass waivers, but he put up pretty good numbers last season. It was pretty obvious someone would take him. This Sparks choice better pan out. Because if it doesn't, it's going to be one hell of a blunder.
     
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    gonzo, we kept the worst of the 3 imo.
     
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    Kinda figured.
    Was hoping Mc stayed here...even if it meant losing sparks.

    The one game I watched he looked strong, smart, big and composed.

    Sparks looks erratic and "too athletic" at times.
     
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    Good opportunity for him. What about Woll?
     
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    My one and only real criticism of Dubas is I think he's too attached to the Marlies. Some of these guys are in the AHL for a reason.
     
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    Kasimir Kaskisuo is now the starter and third strong goalie.

    I assume we see Justin Peters signed to an AHL deal off his AHL PTO, to be the backup.
     
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    **** *** Dubas (Part 2)!!!!
     
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    Not really, backup goalies are the cheapest asset to obtain. Easy to fill this hole, if it is a hole.
     
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    I'm happy that McBackup got picked up. He'll get a decent shot somewhere. Pickard cleared last year so I assumed he would clear again, especially since he didn't exactly shine the most.

    Both goaltenders will be in tough when the Flyers and Hurricanes get healthy in net.

    I am more than confident in our goaltending. If my confidence is proven wrong, back up goaltenders and third stringer are probably the least valuable pieces to go after.

    It's really not a big deal and people make it seem like it's literally the end of the season.
     
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    I said it in the other thread, I'll say it here too...

    That Martin trade is looking a bit better now, isn't it? ;) :laugh:
     
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    BleedsBlueSNRefugee GO LEAFS GO!!!

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    Just perfect.

    We now have no backup plan for if Sparks craps the bed, and either need to part with assets to get one, or hope another goalie is waived, but aren’t better options than the 2 we just lost for nothing.

    This was not well handled and Sparks is the least confidence inspiring of the 3 options we had.

    Hold your breath anytime Andersen gets run, starting tomorrow with Gallagher being the first of many.

    Now I’m pissed. :mad:
     
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    Typical Leafs nation, getting all worked up about back-up goaltenders.
     
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    How many contracts do we have now with 3 players gone? 46, 47?
     
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    Well, Kaskisuo is probably pretty hyped.
     
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