Please just ignore this as the summer time waste that TSN does every year. All the hockey gurus are on vacay until September. Toronto Sports Network fans have nothing to do all summer.
"we're going to build from the net out" - Dean Lombardi
Well, it worked for him, so...
He was referring to defense, and Dmen in particular.I told you this three years ago, that we’re going to build this from the back out. Defensively, it’s the first step. We were fourth in the league in goals against, and we accomplished that.
And the goalie he could have been talking about has played all of 30 minutes of playoff hockey.
So yeah. I'm going with what he said when he got here. Starting from the net...out. He may not have been referring to Quick at the time (since he wasn't even in the system yet), but the principal stands.
Quick was in the system (2005 draft) before Lombardi was hired (2006)
He didn't exactly go overboard drafting goalies, and for sure hasn't recently (maybe he started to listen to the non-popular wisdom)
2006 1 11 Jonathan Bernier
2006 3 74 Jeff Zatkoff
2007 5 124 Linden Rowat
2009 4 95 Jean-Francois Berube
2011 2 49 Christopher Gibson (never signed)
2013 5 146 Patrik Bartosak
2014 5 150 Alec Dillon
In that time, he's drafted 23 Dmen.
I think the opinion is all things being equal, you take the guy with experience.
Weber is awesome. And my opinion is weber would have cup (s) with the kings as well.
If I am starting a team though, and all things are equal....talent, grit, leadership, etc....i take the guy that has been there.