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Old 02-06-2008, 08:24 AM
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Question Stuck w/the "winter of 2008" the current goalie we have

I’m interested in your guys opinion about Holmqvist, other than “he sucks”.

While I haven’t been able to watch too many, really only a hand full, of Swedish Elite League game is the level of talent really that huge???? Don’t get me wrong, I know the NHL is shoulders above the rest but for player who was ‘ported to be an Elite goalie in the SEL (which I don’t really see the stats on NHL.com to back that up) he seems to have a lot of technique issues. Is it maybe more the style of play over here? Maybe he doesn’t trust his D and tries to over compensate or our shooters just that much better???

What do you guys think????
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:54 AM
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Here's the thing: Johan was near the top of the Elitserien in many statistical categories when he came over here, but he did so in a season where he SPLIT starts. He was a tandem starter in Sweden, not the clear cut #1 workhorse.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:06 PM
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Which may go along way to explaining things: Like why he looked so good coming in after Ramo played all those games in a row and then his play declined over time. Maybe they should play him every third game, that way Ramo gets the bulk of the work and Homer get a chance to shine. Now if there was just time to do that so it could have an impact before the trade deadline.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:29 PM
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I am not totally opposed with Holmqvist as a backup. However, Feaster has already announced that he is on his way out, and that would mean Ramo-Holmqvist; nothing changed.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:38 PM
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I am not totally opposed with Holmqvist as a backup. However, Feaster has already announced that he is on his way out,
That I haven't seen. Link?
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:13 PM
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http://www.sptimes.com/2008/01/31/Li...ts_new_N.shtml
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:55 PM
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OK, I had seen that article. It says what happens w/Holmqvist has yet to be worked out, which to me is different from "Feaster has announced he's on his way out." I thought you'd heard a formal announcement that he was not being re-signed or was being traded.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:26 PM
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By trade or free agency, Feaster seeks a "bridge" to Karri Ramo

I don't know any other way to take it, you can only carry two goalies; so naturally I am assuming by that quote that one is Ramo and the other has yet to be acquired. If your asking if I have seen any direct announcements, I have not; but those almost never happen unless there are drastic behind the scenes incidents(trade demands). Like last season, Feaster is stupid for even saying this much; it effectively decreases Holmqvists market value.


the general manager said he will look this summer for a No. 1 either through trade or free agency.

"Oh, yes," he said. "We have to build a bridge from where we are right now to when Karri is ready to legitimately carry the ball. There is no question about that."


The only thing left to be decided is whether Holmqvist goes to the minors, released, traded, et cetera after this season.

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Well, Holmer is a UFA after the season regardless
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:40 PM
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By trade or free agency, Feaster seeks a "bridge" to Karri Ramo

I don't know any other way to take it, you can only carry two goalies; so naturally I am assuming by that quote that one is Ramo
Article says it hasn't been decided if Ramo will mature in the NHL or the minors so not sure that assumption is safe.

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The only thing left to be decided is whether Holmqvist goes to the minors, released, traded, et cetera after this season.
Or that he could be the backup here if Ramo is in the minors.

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