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Should we keep Sabourin around?

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Should we resign Sabourin?

Post by Cornuck » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:46 pm

Now that we've seen Sabourin play and win for a couple games, what do we do with the guy?

He's showing himself to be a capable backup while playing seldom. He's affordable. So would you resign him before he becomes a UFA? Would you give him a multi-year contract?

Or do you think we need someone else? Some with a proven history.

Of course, this depends on if he wants to be the next Scott Clemmenson.
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Post by sk8er » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:00 am

I really like the guy and DN should resign him ASAP!!!!!!!
He seems to have a great attitude, the only question is if he wants to play behind Bobby Lu forever...........

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Post by trevor corey » Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:28 am

He was the best in the AHL last year. I think he's worth keeping.
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Post by Jovorock » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:20 am

As long as he doesn't mind starting 6-10 games per year sure resign him. Good attitude so far and a team guy!
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Post by Jyrki21 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:59 am

He's adequate as a backup, but if we'll continue to be pushed to the cap limit, having a guy who makes the minimum (rather than whatever Sabou would be qualified at) might make more sense.

That said, stability is obviously a good thing too.
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Post by Robert » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:35 am

He's very good. Did you hear his interview yesterday? "My friends back home are working in the coal mines, I'm very lucky to be where I'm at". Good attitude, and very good at practice. It's not easy to try and keep sharp for a game once a month or so.

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Post by Hercules_Rockefeller » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:09 am

You have to give the guy credit, it's not easy coming in cold once every month or so and not embarrassing yourself. He's provided good, solid goaltending when he's called upon and has never complained about his role. I think that's about all you can ask for in a backup. I'd bring him back without thinking twice.

I don't know about a multiyear deal, maybe I'd sign him for two years, but I don't know if I'd risk it - depends on his UFA eligibility, which I don't know
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Post by levelheaded » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:16 am

Sure, why not. He's proven he can play well when called upon, and despite an annoying habit of cheating away from the post at bad times, he doesn't have any glaring weaknesses.

Schneider needs 2 or 3 seasons in the NHL before he will be ready for the big show, so signing Sabou for a couple of years at $500-550k on a one way contract seems reasonable. Why mess with chemistry? It's not like we really need a world class goaltender behind Luongo.

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Post by JCardinal » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:34 am

Yes sign him, but it's pretty unlikely he's going to want to sit in Lous shadow hardly playing for very long.

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Re: Should we resign Sabourin?

Post by DavidPratt_ » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:17 pm

Cornuck wrote:Now that we've seen Sabourin play and win for a couple games, what do we do with the guy?
Or do you think we need someone else? Some with a proven history.

Of course, this depends on if he wants to be the next Scott Clemmenson.
I was a little uncertain about Sabourin, but after watching him improve game after game as he has developed his confidence, I believe he's the perfect backup for Roberto Luongo. If Luongo got injured tomorrow I'd probably wish Vancouver had a more seasoned backup who has played more NHL games (Boucher, Lalime as examples) but I like Sabourin. Good attitude, happy to be in the 'Show', and constantly working on his game in practice and with Ian Clark.

Re-sign the guy.

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Post by Jelly » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:49 pm

dp, if Luongo gets injured tonight, we'll be head huntign you.
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Post by Hockey_roo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:48 am

Crazy not to resign him. I know he has not yet proven himself, but her will and has already shown glimpses of it. Also I wouldn't mind being Lou understudy for a year or 2. How many goalies get to learn from a guy who will, most likely, be ranked as one of the best that put on a mask?
If he can keep this attitude he will make a nice fit for the team.
Sign him now.

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Post by DavidPratt_ » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:04 am

Hockey_roo wrote:Crazy not to resign him. I know he has not yet proven himself, but her will and has already shown glimpses of it. Also I wouldn't mind being Lou understudy for a year or 2. How many goalies get to learn from a guy who will, most likely, be ranked as one of the best that put on a mask?
If he can keep this attitude he will make a nice fit for the team.
Sign him now.
Look at Chris Mason in Nashville. Mason was an unknown backup for the Predators for years. Every year he played a few more games and got better. Look at him now. He has developed into a solid NHL goalie. Sabourin has the size and attitude to keep getting better. Re-sign the guy.

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Post by gordorama » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:06 pm

Would love to see Sabby stay.

Nonis us going to have his hands full keeping this unit growing, especially as the teams successes continue to grow.

Free Agents to resign?

Sabby, Salo, Sopes & Smoke? Sounds like some kind of hint from somewhere.
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Post by Icebreaka » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:47 am

Ya I think we resign him cheap like. Its hard to find a guy who doesn't mind playing that few games. Its SO nice not to have a goaltending controversy of any sort this year

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