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I actually think scrivy is a good goalie. predicting he does well.

I agree. I think he'll be a lot better with Waite than he was in Edmonton's system. I'm just not sure that he's a big upgrade on what we already had and I think the trade in isolation misses the point of addressing our lack of scoring. Whether we have a goalie with a GAA of 2.6 or 2.9 doesn't make a big difference if you only score 1-2 goals a game. Habs still haven't scored 4 goals or more in over a month, and last night was only the second time they've scored 3 in that span. Scrivens doesn't really address that issue, and I personally feel like adding Kassian to our line-up would have done more.

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Played very well tonight to give the team a chance to win. But the forwards couldn't finish.

Looking at the final scoreline, I feel that it would've roughly remained the same even if Condon or Tokarski played.

My point is, goalkeeping is not the issue hurting the team. With all respect to Scrivens and nothing to do with his abilities, the trade was simply wrong because it wasn't the right fix to problems.

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Can't for the life of me understand why he got the start tonight, on home ice, with a week off coming.

Looked brutal. Therrible decision.

I can't understand why we even bothered to trade Tokarski for this guy unless tanking was always in the plans.

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Showing he can still play in this league after a slow start. Keep upping your value please. Could bring a pick if we decide to sell.

If he keeps it up,,, he "could" replace Condon as our back up.

wishful thinking , he's going to be an UFA this year

Maybe he could be resigned.

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He could and he could , though Im comfortable with Condon

He's younger and cheaper

Scrivens finally won a couple of games against two equally inept teams :P

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He could and he could , though Im comfortable with Condon

He's younger and cheaper

Scrivens finally won a couple of games against two equally inept teams :P

Since December 2nd, Carolina is actually 4th in the league in points. They are a very good possession team that was suffering from a terrible PDO during the first couple of months, much like us during December and January.

Scrivens was a beast on Sunday especially. First game where our goalie has legitimately stolen a game since Price went down.

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Since December 2nd, Carolina is actually 4th in the league in points. They are a very good possession team that was suffering from a terrible PDO during the first couple of months, much like us during December and January.

Scrivens was a beast on Sunday especially. First game where our goalie has legitimately stolen a game since Price went down.

IMHO Scrivens has been a victim of circumstance. In Toronto he played behind some horrible teams and still performed ok. In LA, when he was given a good team to play behind, he did extremely well (19w, 7l, 5otl 1.97gaa and .931sv%) Then he backstopped a couple of horrible Edmonton teams and, not surprisingly, had poor numbers.

He's an "acrobatic" goalie in the style of Moog, Ranford or Hasek - he relies on his excellent instincts and reflexes. Now we get to see if Waite can bring a little more structure to his game & who knows.

Right now it looks like he has the hot hand so Therrien will ride that. I still dont see a place for him on this team, long term, but I suspect it wasnt simply a "get rid of Kassian" move - i think maybe Waite & his scouts asked MB to target him because they knew there was some potential there since Condon probably couldnt carry the season by himself long-term.

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