Backup Goaltender Options
Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM
Here are some:
Dominik Hasek: Veteran who could mentor Schneider. Not sure he can still play well though.
Eddie Lack: NHL (or at least almost) ready prospect, but having 2 unproven goalies might not be the best idea.
Dan Ellis: has expressed interest in joining the canucks and could mentor Schneider. Ellis is my pick
Roberto Luongo: Could very well not be traded
Those are just some, there are plenty more.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:37 AM
Huet still has an NHL out-clause from his European team, he would be decent.
If all else fails, Lack is still worthy of a shot.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:40 AM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:21 PM
To me, it kinda makes no sense that a goalie that has minimal ties to Vancouver, blatantly states he wants to play for the Canucks. Obviously Ellis and his agent have discussed the best case scenario for himself to become a number 1 in the near future.
I'd go with someone that has been raised in our system- Lack.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:28 PM
With that said... Cory Schneider or Roberto Luongo will be the backup on opening night.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:38 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:57 PM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:00 PM
So are we, dude.
It's going to be Schneider or Lu.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:57 PM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:22 PM
That being said there are a number of guys out there so the bottom line is the cost. As long as we sign someone for $1M or less we're good to go.
If the seson doesn't start on time then Cory could play 90% of the games so the backup is more of an insurance policy. Should Cory get hurt then you can bring Lack up and the backup and Lack can battle it out for #1 until Cory returns.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:36 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:23 PM
Ellis or Lack get my vote.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:04 PM
Ellis: good mentor.
I choose Ellis because he has more experience compare to Lack
Edited by ilovekevinbieksa, 20 August 2012 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:08 PM
Dan Ellis has said he wants the job, and which he has proven he is capable . He is my vote for the back-up basically because he wants to be here.
Jose Theodore would be ideal if he comes back in the Luongo deal. He's definetly goalie that could handle 20+ (and even playoff games if needed) which can keep Schnieder fresh to play 50+ games and a long Playoff run.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:40 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:09 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:10 PM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:13 PM
Thats NOT what you asked "next season" and "The Start of next season" are 2 completely different entities......
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:17 PM
I would like to see Lack, as much as there is some risk... But no complaints if we see Dan Ellis or Huet at the right price!
At this stage of lockout expectations, if the cap is rolled back more than current player salaries, ELC's will be a major factor as to who wins. So while we have an extremely promising prospect, Lack, it's the smart money!
And FTR, I have always been supportive of challenging rookies. Not only challenging them, but playing them with key guys (see Sedin's if you were a wing) so they have an honest crack at success. Look at Henrique's results, which he would never have had centering a 4th line.
Also FTR, Detroit does not "develop" most of their rookies. Guys like Zetterburg, Datsyuk, Federov, Yzerman, Holmstrom etc always were sink or swim. They were thrown right in the fire and held up. Most of Detroits draft picks end up on other teams if they don't excel in this manner.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 20 August 2012 - 05:25 PM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:26 PM
41 and 41 then in the playoffs Luongo plays at home and Schneider plays on the road
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