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Flames Goaltending needs

Potential Goalie targets for the Flames, who do you think they should go after?
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Apr 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm
#1
Joel Mann
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It seems like Elliott will not be resigned, he could be but unlikely. Management has not really made any comments on the goaltending situation. But it is obvious they need better goaltending. Who would you think the Flames should go after this upcoming offseason. BTW I am almost sure the Flames will not go after Bishop because he wants a long term deal with lots of money, Flames are most likely only looking for a 1-3 year deal to give Gillies and Parsons time to develop.
Apr 23, 2017 at 10:50 pm
#2
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I will be shocked if the Flames don't go out and get Bishop. The only way that doesn't happen IMO is if he chooses to sign somewhere else, or the Treliving gets a younger goalie via trade. It's a perfect fit and his down season should allow them to get a bit of a discount in both term and dollars.

As for only needing 1-3 years for Gillies/Parsons to be ready, I've seen that movie before. You can't bank on that happening, especially with young goalies. Flames should (and will IMO) go out and get a long term proven #1 goalie, and if those other guys pan out it will be money in the bank.
Apr 24, 2017 at 1:02 am
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Ye Olde Silly Person
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Quoting: BurnEmUp
I will be shocked if the Flames don't go out and get Bishop. The only way that doesn't happen IMO is if he chooses to sign somewhere else, or the Treliving gets a younger goalie via trade. It's a perfect fit and his down season should allow them to get a bit of a discount in both term and dollars.

As for only needing 1-3 years for Gillies/Parsons to be ready, I've seen that movie before. You can't bank on that happening, especially with young goalies. Flames should (and will IMO) go out and get a long term proven #1 goalie, and if those other guys pan out it will be money in the bank.
Yeah, I would generally agree with the last bit. It's better to have Matt Murray and Marc-André Fleury than stringing Connor Hellebuyck out to dry along with Michael Hutchinson and Ondřej Pavelec.

Also, if the Flames can find somebody decent to play with TJ Brodie, then the quality of goaltender that you need to find doesn't have to be quite as high. A top 4 of Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, Brodie, and Player X can make the job of whichever goaltender the Flames acquire that much easier. Even if you have concerns about the sub-par play of a Ben Bishop or Steve Mason, or you're not sold on the save percentages of a Fleury or a Ryan Miller, or you don't think that a Scott Darling or Antti Raanta is ready to be starting goaltenders, a good top 4 defense can go a long way towards acquiring a less-than-ideal goaltender and having things work out. Look at the Predators and Pekka Rinne; he made a bunch of good saves in the Blackhawks series, but the defense was insanely good at preventing the Blackhawks from making zone entries.
Apr 30, 2017 at 8:24 pm
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rangersandislesfan
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I think Elliott is totally off and on.
May 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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I would be in favour of looking at Joonas Korpisalo, Quality netminder, good size and the price should be right. He could be the second coming of Mikka
May 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm
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rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: dukester
I would be in favour of looking at Joonas Korpisalo, Quality netminder, good size and the price should be right. He could be the second coming of Mikka


I, myself, think it's very unlikely Korpisalo turns into the next Kipprusoff.
May 16, 2017 at 11:14 am
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Method Man
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I'd like to acquire Scott Wedgewood to be backup, not sure if NJ would move him though as I don't think he is much of a threat to be lost in expansion. I don't like any of the starting options out there, including Fleury, so I'd likely try to bring Elliott back at 2.5-3 million for 1-2 years.
May 22, 2017 at 9:12 am
#8
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Quoting: dukester
I would be in favour of looking at Joonas Korpisalo, Quality netminder, good size and the price should be right. He could be the second coming of Mikka


there could be many targets with so many available due to the "one protected" scheme. It's trying to get trade before the roster are set before the expansion draft.
Yes Korpisalo is a good choice, maybe young veteran Condon as UFA, one year of Halak will be cheap and Isles would even retain salary, Kincaid of Jersey, red wings want cap space,, if you like Howard for two years. and Campbell and Elliot are still looking for jobs.
Jun 29, 2017 at 11:55 pm
#9
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Looks like they settled on Lack with Smith... I think maybe they should have rolled the dice on Bernier or traded for MAF over Smith. I don't think Smith can win the Cup, Lack is probably lacking in that task as well smile. Bishop might have had a shot until he got hurt. IF he was healthy he probably would have won a Cup already but seems to get hurt in fluke ways. Steve Mason would have been interesting, Miller would have had a better defense then Vancouver so that would have taken away any excuses. Raanta will probably get a chance to face them given that Coyotes got him. Darling sounds more like a pitcher from the Mets 86 team, I"m not even sure if their current goalies are an upgrade or downgrade from last season.
Jun 27 at 4:37 pm
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Is anyone interested in the AGM game 2018-2019 season? I am the Gm so far still looking for Assistants
 
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