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Postby randy on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:44 pm

Both roloson and fernandez are being shopped by the wild.
We have a problem with inconsistent goaltending.
Top picks this time nothing special, 2 from minnesota i think
Team needs to start improving now, can come in now and be ready for next fall.
Time to move the top pick-makes total sense
maybe theyll go for it?
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Postby Bowser on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:47 pm

we have a franchise goaltender.....

Next....
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Postby FallenHero96 on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:48 pm

If we got the 1st pick, and the Wild offered Gaborik (very unlikely), i'd probably take it.

Otherwise, no.
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No way...

Postby Pitts on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:49 pm

You're saying give up our 1st rounder for a backup goalie? No way. Backups are a dime a dozen in free agency.

Besides, there's this small issue of Thibault being under contract for 2 more seasons! :shock:
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Postby Bowser on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:54 pm

and Caron for next season.
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Postby Pitts on Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:57 pm

I seriously wonder what Patrick was thinking in regards to Thibault. He should have given him a 1 year contract to see how it worked out first. Everyone had to know how close Fleury was to taking over the show.
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Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:11 pm

My best memory of Hedberg was when during the playoffs someone changed an exit sign for Heidleberg to read Hedberg.

I really liked the Moose and it would have been nice for him to be the backup this year.
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Postby Kicksave on Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:11 pm

PensInAz wrote:
Pitts wrote:I seriously wonder what Patrick was thinking in regards to Thibault. He should have given him a 1 year contract to see how it worked out first. Everyone had to know how close Fleury was to taking over the show.


People laughed at me whenever I brought up Hedberg for a goalie for this season. He has proven to be a pretty reliable backup for Dallas, at least. Good numbers, for the most part:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/p ... atsId=2656


I'm pretty sure no one laughed at you about Hedberg. Before Thibault, I also wanted to sign him and have him and Fleury split the time. Nothing you have said is earth shattering.
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Postby netwolf on Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:14 pm

The moose was great and he would have been a good fit, but his numbers in Dallas would dwarf what he'd have done here. No way he puts up anything close behind this team.
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Postby yeltzen on Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:23 pm

Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:My best memory of Hedberg was when during the playoffs someone changed an exit sign for Heidleberg to read Hedberg.

I really liked the Moose and it would have been nice for him to be the backup this year.


Not to mention he would have been more than happy to come here.
Ahh... I miss those old days of the Pens bandwagon. The Heidelberg sign... the "Let's Go Pens" mowed into the grass of South Park.

My best Hedberg memory is the Caps game where someone started something with Mario and he came out of the net after the game to fight the guy.
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Postby netwolf on Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:30 pm

And trading a #1 pick for a goalie that will be UFA when you already have a potential franchise goalie in net makes ZERO sense.
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Postby randy on Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:42 pm

It makes sense if you sign him. Fleury cannot make the big game saves right now, maybe he never will. Why not bring in an established goalie to team with him, like Thibault was SUPPOSED to do.
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Postby Kicksave on Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:46 pm

randy wrote:It makes sense if you sign him. Fleury cannot make the big game saves right now, maybe he never will. Why not bring in an established goalie to team with him, like Thibault was SUPPOSED to do.


You've got to be kidding me! Can't make the big game saves? I can't believe that some of you are writing him off already.
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Postby NIN on Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:47 pm

FallenHero96 wrote:If we got the 1st pick, and the Wild offered Gaborik (very unlikely), i'd probably take it.

Otherwise, no.


Me too! Gaborik AND a decent defensemen for a top 3 pick sounds about right. Gaborik is the PERFECT winger for Crosby to work with. He is alittle soft but the speed and instant acceleration is horse tranquilizer INSANE. Not only that, he can carry the puck up ice with the quickness and work the point just as good as Eric Staal. His shot is Jagrish, and he is the most dangerous player in the world in the neutral zone.
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Postby NIN on Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:50 pm

randy wrote:It makes sense if you sign him. Fleury cannot make the big game saves right now, maybe he never will. Why not bring in an established goalie to team with him, like Thibault was SUPPOSED to do.


:lol: dude...Fernandez or Roloson would curl up into the fetal position and cry themselves right out of the NHL if they played for the Penguins. Fleury is already an ELITE goalie. Those who don't recognise it now will be in for a real shock 3 years from now when he is in the middle of his first Vezina trophy season.
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Postby Ben Klingston on Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:57 pm

yeltzen wrote:Ahh... I miss those old days of the Pens bandwagon. The Heidelberg sign... the "Let's Go Pens" mowed into the grass of South Park.


Just come to one of the last home games and the 'Fan giveaways'. I think they're still giving out those foam Moose antlers, 5 years after the fact. :?
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Postby Pitts on Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:22 pm

yeltzen wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:The Heidelberg sign... the "Let's Go Pens" mowed into the grass of South Park.


Yeah, I remember that...on the big sledding hill! Cool.
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Postby Kicksave on Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:23 pm

Pitts wrote:
yeltzen wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:The Heidelberg sign... the "Let's Go Pens" mowed into the grass of South Park.


Yeah, I remember that...on the big sledding hill! Cool.


What was it?
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Postby Pitts on Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:28 pm

Kicksave wrote:
Pitts wrote:
yeltzen wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:The Heidelberg sign... the "Let's Go Pens" mowed into the grass of South Park.


Yeah, I remember that...on the big sledding hill! Cool.


What was it?


There is a big hillside that goes down between a couple roads in South Park along Brownsville Road. They always cut messages into the grass because you can read them from the roads above. Usually they are USA signs and such.

And, thank you for allowing me to hit post #50!!! You DA MAN!
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Postby FallenHero96 on Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:39 pm

pretty good place to spot deer too.
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Postby Pitts on Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:50 pm

FallenHero96 wrote:pretty good place to spot deer too.


Well, anywhere in South Park is! :D Even buffalo too!
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Postby FallenHero96 on Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:07 am

lol.. ya, you know what I meant. I have almost hit so many deer driving through south park....

I miss playing hockey down there.
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Postby Kicksave on Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:19 am

Its the same way up here in North Park. You have to be careful for both the deer and the cops. They'll bust yo @$$ if you go 27 in a 25.
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Postby netwolf on Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:19 am

randy wrote:It makes sense if you sign him. Fleury cannot make the big game saves right now, maybe he never will. Why not bring in an established goalie to team with him, like Thibault was SUPPOSED to do.


Both of those guys are going to be UFAs. Do you realize how bad the Pens would have to overpay to sign either? And to be a backup?

Not happening, bad idea. The young established defenseman idea is better, but I still would not want to move my #1 until I had a better idea of what I was giving up.
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Re: Minnesota

Postby Daniel on Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:40 am

randy wrote:Both roloson and fernandez are being shopped by the wild.
We have a problem with inconsistent goaltending. Top picks this time nothing special, 2 from minnesota i think Team needs to start improving now, can come in now and be ready for next fall.Time to move the top pick-makes total sense maybe theyll go for it?


Of course they will go for it, the pick will be half the age and more than twice as good as either goalie. Why not just throw in Malkin?

Lets go another direction. Draft Erik Johnson in the first round and watch Thibault and Fleury look a heck of a lot better than Fernandez or Roloson with the current group of defensemen.
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