FA list of Goaltenders
Cristobal Huet Chicago Blackhawks $5,625,000 Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils $5,200,000 Dwayne Roloson Tampa Bay Lightning $3,000,000 Antero Niittymaki San Jose Sharks $2,000,000 Chris Mason Winnipeg Jets $1,850,000 Michael Leighton Philadelphia Flyers $1,550,000 Dan Ellis Anaheim Ducks $1,500,000 Tomas Vokoun Washington Capitals $1,500,000 Jonas Gustavsson Toronto Maple Leafs $1,350,000 Johan Hedberg New Jersey Devils $1,250,000 Scott Clemmensen Florida Panthers $1,200,000 Alex Auld Ottawa Senators $1,000,000 Martin Biron New York Rangers $875,000 Johan Backlund Philadelphia Flyers $800,000 Ty Conklin Detroit Red Wings $750,000 Josh Harding Minnesota Wild $750,000 Andrew Raycroft Dallas Stars $650,000 Yann Danis Edmonton Oilers $650,000 Curtis McElhinney Phoenix Coyotes $625,000 Al Montoya New York Islanders $601,000 Ray Emery Chicago Blackhawks $600,000 Curtis Sanford Columbus Blue Jackets $600,000 Brent Johnson Pittsburgh Penguins $600,000 Brian Elliott St. Louis Blues $600,000 Re-signed with the Blues. 2 years, $3.6 million.Evgeni Nabokov New York Islanders $570,000 Nathan Lawson Montreal Canadiens $550,000 Mike McKenna Ottawa Senators $550,000 Drew Macintyre Buffalo Sabres $525,000 David Leggio Buffalo Sabres $525,000 Jason Bacashihua Philadelphia Flyers $525,000 Scott Munroe Pittsburgh Penguins $525,000 Matt Climie Vancouver Canucks $525,000 Dany Sabourin Washington Capitals $525,000 Peter Mannino Winnipeg Jets $525,000
actually it is from here
It also happens when you're overconfident. Most Hawks fans seemed delighted to draw Phoenix and gave them little respect for what they accomplished this season. Wonder if the team felt the same way?
Goaltending is always so important in the playoffs. A stand-on-his-head netminder can overcome any offensive firepower. As a Sharks fan, I've unfortunately learned that lesson all too well.
At least misery loves company in the West, with all the traditional powers gone in round 1: Canucks, Wings, Sharks and Hawks.
My money's on the Blues or Preds going to the SCF. I'm cheering for St. Louis, not because they knocked off my guys, but because their fans had years and years of being "almost there," similar to my Sharks, then almost a decade of rebuilding to get back to being competitive.
Hawks have a goalie developing in their farm system by the name of Salak who may end up being the best of them all, am sure he will get a long look next year in camp.
Tough loss. Once the 1st period ened it was pretty clear goals would be hard to come by and in the end the Hawks didn't even get one.
1. Hawks HAVE to get someone in here who can clear the net. Unacceptable to allow someone to stand there without being touched.
2. Hawks need to do a better job blocking shots at the point. Every shot seems to get thru.
3. Hawks are stacked with skill and potential skill players. It's about time they start getting "hockey players".
4. Unfortunately, Craw and Em will be our goalies next season. 2 beat writers said them same thing last night. Expect them both to be here to start the year.
5. Some Hawks beat writers say it's possible Bowman may be on the hot seat. Remember when the Player Director or what ever was on the ice earlier in the year when the Hawks were struggling and it seemed to bother Coach Q a little. IMO, if push came to shove and the Hawks had to choose, I think they'd pick Q over Bowman.