Confirmed with Link: Sharks sign G Alexei Melnichuk ELS 2x$925k

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    Scouting department and DW, Joe Will, working during pause.

    Apparently Colorado and Vegas were in the mix too.
     
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    Good add.
     
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    His contract expires today. I hope he will join us.
     
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    Great add. Is only 21 so room to grow. Pretty sure Shortridge is gone
     
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    I'm somewhat elated by this signing. Great numbers and fits a huge organizational need.
     
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    anyone have a scouting report on him?
     
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    So how would you rank our top goalie prospects by potential?

    1. Sawchenko
    2. Melnichuk
    3. Korenar
     
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    Think I would flip 1 and 2. That said, think something has to give on the goalie front if Melnichuk is not ready for backup duties (would venture he is not to start the season) as having all 3 of Melnichuk, Sawchenko, and Korenar with the Cuda creates quite a logjam.
     
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    Be interesting to see the 2 of these 3 that are with the cuda next season for sure. And,
    if any of them get NHL time which i'm sure would depend on the sharks season success
    next year.
     
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    Korenar has a lot to prove because this season was pretty uninspiring. He looked great in a couple small stretches but the overall body of work was lackluster. Yeah, the Barracuda suck, but there weren't a lot of times Korenar helped to keep them in the game. He just sunk along with the rest of the team.

    Still, I'd really like to see Sawchenko get more work before I give him an edge. It's a promising start he had, but it's still so few games. Coaches made him the #1 over Korenar after his first few games and then he fell back down to earth a bit and we went back to them splitting time. I'm curious whether we sign him to an NHL deal now after this Melnichuk contract. Emond is coming up too, isn't he?
     
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    I'm guessing Robinson could be signed for ECHL play/depth.
     
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    Its possible. The team potentially has 5 AHL level goalies coming which isnt really gonna work
     
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    I think Melnichuk would be the top goalie prospect.

    His numbers are pretty impressive - granted he has been with SKA.
     
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    Ideally, this move was endorsed by Nabokov.
     
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    I think Nabby was a key reason he signs with Sharks - someone who's done what he wants to do, and literally speaks his languages (goalie, Russian).
     
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    and tretiak!
     
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    Nabby helps, but it was reported about a month ago that he was looking at the best and quickest opportunity to the NHL. The other suitors identified was Colorado and Vegas - clearly the Sharks offer the best path for him.
     
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    Vegas has no proven goalies in depth chart behind Flower, and he looked a bit shaky at 35.
     
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    the sharks have no proven goalies in general and no top prospect coming up the pipeline
     
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    Sharks haven't announced yet
     
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    Welcome to team teal, Alexei!!!
     
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    Awesome news!
     
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    In interview for russian media Alexei said that he had few options in NHL and he chose SJ because of many factors. And he is sure that he made correct choice.
    He said that he waits very much the day when he will go to SJ to start training, to continue developing.
    By the way, he liked Sharks in childhood, he saw NHL daily highlights on TV and especially he remembers pregame performances in SJ when players came on the ice from shark’s jaw in smoke.
     
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    Wonder if the sharks will announce him and Hande together soon
     

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