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prock
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Bobby Ryan + 1st rounder for Clarkson, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jun 28 @ 4:26 PM ET
Lots of action on Condon...If this is Anderson's last year, the contract with Condon has something to do with facilitating the transition.
- spatso



man, turds fans are in for a rough ride.
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: everyday i see my dream
Joined: 03.14.2014

Jun 28 @ 4:28 PM ET
Chabot: My goal is to start the season in Ottawa
After an impressive season with the Saint John's Seadogs that saw him named the playoff MVP and defenceman of the year, and a World Juniors that saw him named defenceman of the tournament, Thomas Chabot has one goal coming into this season - to make the Ottawa Senators.

- spatso


oh
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: everyday i see my dream
Joined: 03.14.2014

Jun 28 @ 4:28 PM ET
man, turds fans are in for a rough ride.
- prock


That used condon has already had a rough ride. Time to throw it away.
senstroll
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Sens Suck, ON
Joined: 02.22.2008

Jun 28 @ 4:46 PM ET
Lots of action on Condon...If this is Anderson's last year, the contract with Condon has something to do with facilitating the transition.
- spatso



Anderson a career .920 with Ottawa, Condon should replace that fine
BlueBallz
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: If I was GM I'd trade for the pick right behind the Canucks every year - Nucker101, ON
Joined: 07.06.2012

Jun 28 @ 4:49 PM ET
That used condon has already had a rough ride. Time to throw it away.
- Tumbleweed

Probably carried around in a poop wallet too long.
D0PPELGANGER
Ottawa Senators
Location: Ottawa, ON
Joined: 05.06.2015

Jun 28 @ 4:54 PM ET
wonder why the leafs couldn't pony up the cost for Hamonic?
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Jun 28 @ 4:56 PM ET
Anderson a career .920 with Ottawa, Condon should replace that fine
- senstroll


Ottawa did fine with Condon replacing Anderson for an extended period. I expect they want him to play a large number of games. A rested Anderson in the playoffs is formidable.

NHL requires you have strong back up. Ottawa will get lots of calls on Condon next year when some teams lose their starter. And, if Anderson goes down the team will be grateful to have Condon available.
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: everyday i see my dream
Joined: 03.14.2014

Jun 28 @ 4:59 PM ET
Ottawa did fine with Condon replacing Anderson for an extended period. I expect they want him to play a large number of games. A rested Anderson in the playoffs is formidable.

NHL requires you have strong back up. Ottawa will get lots of calls on Condon next year when some teams lose their starter. And, if Anderson goes down the team will be grateful to have Condon available.

- spatso


nobody will be calling for a $2.4M backup.
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: everyday i see my dream
Joined: 03.14.2014

Jun 28 @ 4:59 PM ET
wonder why the leafs couldn't pony up the cost for Hamonic?
- D0PPELGANGER


yes
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Jun 28 @ 4:59 PM ET
Anderson a career .920 with Ottawa, Condon should replace that fine
- senstroll


Condon was .914 during his run last year. But it is a deceptive .914 as he was much stronger at the beginning and started to taper off as the season wore on. But, there is no doubt the team was comfortable playing in front of him.
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: everyday i see my dream
Joined: 03.14.2014

Jun 28 @ 5:03 PM ET
Condon was .914 during his run last year. But it is a deceptive .914 as he was much stronger at the beginning and started to taper off as the season wore on. But, there is no doubt the team was comfortable playing in front of him.
- spatso


finally we agree on something! Hoooray for today!



yes, he is much much worse than that .914 save percentage indicates.

prock
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Bobby Ryan + 1st rounder for Clarkson, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jun 28 @ 5:07 PM ET
Ottawa did fine with Condon replacing Anderson for an extended period. I expect they want him to play a large number of games. A rested Anderson in the playoffs is formidable.

NHL requires you have strong back up. Ottawa will get lots of calls on Condon next year when some teams lose their starter. And, if Anderson goes down the team will be grateful to have Condon available.

- spatso


He's a backup goalie that's been bounced around between 3 teams in 2 years, and was just signed to $2.4M for 3 years. When a team loses their starter, they promote their own backup, and typically use the backup role to give a goalie prospect a look. They don't go out and make calls about a guy that is overpaid and signed for two more years after this one is done. Because once they get their own starter back, they don't want to be stuck with a guy that is signed for, again, 3 years for $2.4M.

The turds have just found out full well what taking guys on that nobody wants, and are overpaid, means to a team. They exposed guys like Bobby Ryan and Clarke Macarthur, only to find an expansion team wouldn't even be interested, couldn't expose Phaneuf, and are now trying to find a way out of his contract.

And then they do this.

While it certainly is to a lesser extent that the 3 forwards mentioned, they just took on another bad contract that nobody wants. They just don't seem to learn.

The only defense I can think of, is, they pretty much had to retain a goalie that is capable of playing in the NHL. Because Anderson, while generally pretty good, rarely plays a full season, and is streaky to boot. They actually do need to KEEP this guy, because in a year's time there is a good chance they don't even have an NHL caliber goalie, even if Condon is barely that.

But I don't see why they signed him for more than 1 or 2 years. And he's not worth $2.4M a year either. More like $1M or $1.5M.

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