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Canucks Man
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  22:06:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poll Question:
Who should the Wild go with??

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Choices:

Backstrom
Fernandez
Harding

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Canucks Man
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  22:07:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I say Backstrom he's played great for them all season

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Ddeathblade
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Posted - 03/30/2007 :  22:31:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Minnesota is one helluva lucky team. However, I think that even though Backstrom has been sensational for them, Fernandez still deserves that number one role. He's been there for them in tough times throughout the years, and when Roloson left last year, he was great. However, I think that Minnesota should consider playing Backstrom every maybe 3-4 games. It's good for Fernandez to get some rest, and since they know that Backstrom will be great, they can relax and put their backup into a playoff game.
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Saku Steen
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  04:32:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Backstrom #1 and Harding as the backup. Minnisota has three great goalies though.

P.S, I love the title, Wild Goaltending.

Edited by - Saku Steen on 03/31/2007 04:32:38
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leafsfan1
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  05:46:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i say backstrom if it wasnt
for him the wild wouldnt be in the
playoffs


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bablaboushka
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Posted - 03/31/2007 :  12:58:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys Fernandez is their #1. Just like Huet is Montreal's #1.

If Luongo got injured and Sabourin did well while he was out, would Vigneault sit Luongo in favour of a "streaky" Sabourin? C'mon. A goalie doesn't lose his #1 spot just cause he gets hurt. Carbonneau should have put Huet in last night, and look they lost.
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PainTrain
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Posted - 04/01/2007 :  15:41:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
By the way Backstrom is playing he probably will be relied on for the playoffs, but Fernandez is there #1 and he has a higher chance of playing.
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Canucks Man
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Posted - 04/01/2007 :  16:10:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PainTrain

By the way Backstrom is playing he probably will be relied on for the playoffs, but Fernandez is there #1 and he has a higher chance of playing.


I dont no, Lemaire doesnt seem like the coach that would go with Fernandez because he is there #1, I think he is one that would go with who is hot leading up to the playoffs

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leafsfan_101
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Posted - 04/01/2007 :  16:14:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know. Do you sit a good, young goaltender who is on fire or go with a good, experienced vet. I say that you start Backstrom but keep Fermandez as backup incase of some rough patches.

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Saku Steen
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Posted - 04/02/2007 :  03:47:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by leafsfan_101

I don't know. Do you sit a good, young goaltender who is on fire or go with a good, experienced vet. I say that you start Backstrom but keep Fermandez as backup incase of some rough patches.

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But, you also cant have rough patches in the playoffs. Just a thought.
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bablaboushka
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Posted - 04/02/2007 :  09:33:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Exactly SS, that's the whole point. You CAN'T AFFORD to wait until the goalie loses, you have to put your #1 right back in, because that's their job. Even if the backup is playing well, the #1 clearly earned his spot by out-performing the others at some point, so he is more likely to win than the others. Would you tell Luongo, a guy you're paying franchise money, to sit because Sabourin was hot? Hell no, as soon as he got back you'd put him right back in. Which is why Fernandez shoulod go right back in and why Huet should go right back in. Like enforcers know their role on a hockey team, the backup should know that their's is only to fill in when the starter is hurt, fatigued or VERY cold. When an enforcer scores, he doesn't ask for 1st-line minutes...

Edited by - bablaboushka on 04/02/2007 09:35:13
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Leafs Rock Planet
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Posted - 04/10/2007 :  15:49:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I say go with Backstrom he's been playing great


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PuckNuts
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Posted - 04/11/2007 :  20:39:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Backstrom will start game one...

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BigShow
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Posted - 04/11/2007 :  20:58:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Backstrom has been playing so well, even if Fernandez was healthy it would be hard to make the switch back to him. There is no time to shake off rust, and no need to risk it with such a solid backup in Backstrom.
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PuckNuts
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Posted - 04/11/2007 :  21:40:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good call, but I think that Fernandez will be able and ready to go...

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BigShow
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Posted - 04/11/2007 :  21:46:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think so too, but why take the risk? If Backstrom blows a game, for sure switch to Fernandez. Especially in the home games where the opponent won't know which goalie they are gonna be facing until game time. One of the biggest advantadges of having two good goalies... make the visitors flush all those game tapes they been studying of th expected goalie down the drain.
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PuckNuts
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Posted - 04/11/2007 :  21:58:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am sure that Backstrom will blow a game, that is the depth that Minnesota has...too their advantage...

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Posted - 04/11/2007 :  22:05:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicklas Backstrom

Viktor Kozlov is my hero
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