Re: Early Bruins 2012-2013 Prospect Reports
posted at 4/14/2013 8:43 AM EDT
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
You realize you completely missed the point on that other thread, right?
You and I miss on a point ? only PCs "Cool Cap managment" will tell...
I have Khudobin to point out on my prediction last season and yours ?
Let's recap what my "prediction" was. I wouldn't let Rask walk and make Svedberg the starter in Boston next year. That was the discussion. It came from shupe's suggestion that if Rask won't sign for $5M or less (he won't - he's among the statistical leaders in the key categories and will look to get paid among the leaders), then they should let him walk.
1. 2011 AHL first All-Star Goaltender? Yann Danis. NHL Career 53 starts with a .910 and 2.75.
2. in 2011-12, Ben Scrivens, Danis, and Cedrick Desjardins were the top goalies in the A.
3. 2010-11, top goalies were Curtis Sanford, Brad Thiessen and Mark Dekanich.
4. The Bastien has gone to a number of goalies who have gone on to prove successful at the NHL level. Recent examples are Bernier, Schnieder, and Ryan Miller. Of those three, Bernier and Schneider have served or are serving as back-ups, not jumping into starting roles for contenders. In fact, among Bastien winners going back to '83, Miller's had easily the most impressive NHL career - rivalled only by two former Bruins, Felix Potvin and John Casey, and two former Sabres in Roloson and Biron. The list of guys who went on to be spot work backups in the NHL is much longer.
5. Jim Carey was a Bastien award winner who then won the Calder and Vezina in the NHL. The next year, he couldn't stop a thing. One year of success, or a year of success in the A followed by a year of success in the NHL, is not a guarantee that a guy is ready to be The Guy.
6. What all of these guys have or have not done is irrelevant to what Svedberg might do except in one key area: planning. Svedberg may be the next great European-trained goalie. The Bruins may decided to trade Rask because they can't keep two guys who are top 5-6 goalies. But we don't know that that's what Svedberg will do based on one year if success in the A, so it would be irresponsible to ditch Tuukka Rask and lay the starter's role on Svedberg next year. This has always been my point.
Dog, are you saying you want the Bruins to put all their eggs in the Svedberg basket?