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Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:24 pm

1 year, two-way, $525K. I guess the Pens are giving him a little more time to mature.

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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Samsdog on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:26 pm

He's mature, he's just a career AHL'er. They could probably use another year of him in the AHL for their other prospects to turn pro, though this is kind of a head scratcher for him. Unless there's an injury, he's got no chance of playing in the NHL here. At least on a team with substandard goaltending he might compete for a backup job. But then the backup market is heavy so he might not even get a contract in free agency. Who knows.
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Froggy on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:32 pm

They must not be happy with Fleury if they are signing more goalies...

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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby jogr4909 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:33 pm

Thiessen should be thanking his lucky stars he has a contract, period. He stunk at the big show last season. He's only holding an AHL spot until the new draftees move up.
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Samsdog on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:34 pm

Froggy wrote:They must not be happy with Fleury if they are signing more goalies...

:pop:


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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby columbia on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:35 pm

Froggy wrote:They must not be happy with Fleury if they are signing more goalies...

:pop:


Shero's comments about TV competing for starting time in net indicates that they are not happy with MAF. :pop:
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby mikey287 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:42 pm

I don't get why Thiessen would quit so early in his young career...

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But seriously, I don't care if he re-signs or not...good enough #3, seen a thousand of'em, will see a thousand more
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Mongoose87 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:05 pm

And the crowd goes mild!
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Hockeynut! on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:27 pm

This is Fleury's last chance...
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby Ossa on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:34 pm

jogr4909 wrote:Thiessen should be thanking his lucky stars he has a contract, period. He stunk at the big show last season. He's only holding an AHL spot until the new draftees move up.


That's a little harsh. He had one really bad game last year.
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby IanMoran on Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:54 pm

He's a good third goalie to have in case of an emergency
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby jogr4909 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:07 pm

Ossa wrote:
jogr4909 wrote:Thiessen should be thanking his lucky stars he has a contract, period. He stunk at the big show last season. He's only holding an AHL spot until the new draftees move up.


That's a little harsh. He had one really bad game last year.

Thiessen has been a disappointment. Otherwise, Vokoun would not be on Pens right now. Thiessen can't do the job. But, we all have our opinions and I respect that.
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby SteelCityFan on Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:14 pm

I though Thiessen did a relatively decent job in the NHL last year, but his rebound control was horrible. If he can get a handle on that he could make a decent back up.
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby DelPen on Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:20 pm

Thiessen looked pretty much like Fleury did in the playoffs. The team in front of him played garbage defense.

He's fine as a backup but Vokoun is an infinitely better option right now.
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby thepittman on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:50 am

Thiessen looks very small in net, I don't think he has what it takes for the NHL
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby sil on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:54 am

thepittman wrote:Thiessen looks very small in net, I don't think he has what it takes for the NHL


Weight gain powder!
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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby thepittman on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:58 am

sil wrote:
thepittman wrote:Thiessen looks very small in net, I don't think he has what it takes for the NHL


Weight gain powder!


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Re: Brad Thiessen resigned

Postby steelhammer on Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:00 am

Zatkoff will end up being the starter for WBS. Could be a hell of a sleeper signing. Theissen, not so much.
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