"We earned this ****ing burn. It doesnt matter how you get from A to B. Our goal at the beginning of this ****ing season is to win a ****ing World Series, and guess what, boys, were going to the ****ing dance." - The Reverend Hunter Pence
"[He's] a really complete player... There's not really any weaknesses to his game." - Bill Belichick on Andrew Luck
What do you guys think of these Goalie rumors?? Thomas will be close to 40 years old won't he!?
and Longo used to be one of the best in the game, its almost mental now
I don't want Lu, or at least not with that contract. Thomas was still good last year, so that I wouldn't object too.
Apparently Lu doesn't want us!
Roberto Luongo is reportedly not willing to waive his no-trade clause to head to Toronto or Chicago.
That could change, but if it doesn't, that might tie the Vancouver Canucks hands. The Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be the team most interested in Luongo's services. At the same time, if this report is true, then it should greatly increase the odds that the Leafs are going to attempt to bolster their goaltending through the free agent market.
The feeling is mutual...
Down in this vagina mine.
I'm not that hockey saavy so I have a few questions for you guys...
What's considered old for a goalie in hockey or past their prime?
Does a team usually have one goalie and stick with him every night or have a rotational system like the Hawks?
If the team felt Leddy was ready to start, and Keith would be available for trade, what type of goalie could he net back?
Do the Hawks need a goalie or is Crawford the guy for now and the future?
You may think you know but you're horribly blind...
From his page:
From the earliest age I can remember, I've wanted to be a hockey player. I've been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible.
The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life.
At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F's.
Friends, Family, and Faith.
This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year.
On top of this, I will continue to train using the ARP/POV system www.ultrafitevosport.com and work with G-Form www.g-form.com in the development of protective equipment.
What does this portend for the future?
We'll see .God's will be done.
A team typically has a go-to (unless you are fortunate enough to be the St. Louis Blues) guy that gets ~65%+ of the starts (depending on how good they are).
Keith is too valuable (at least in my opinion given our already talent barren blue line) to trade. He could get a notch-below-elite level goalie in return though if he was dealt.
Crawford is adequate but nothing special. You saw in this year's playoffs the importance of a great/hot net-minder. Improving the blue line would do wonders for Crawford and make him look above average and serviceable enough to win another cup (I mean, Niemi...)
I think Crawfod can get the job done if the defense would take care of their own ****.