Monday, August 13, 2007

Auld's a Coyote

Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Alex Auld to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Auld's a hard-working young guy, and certainly talented enough to succeed as an NHL backup. It's good to see he found a home, even in the goalie-crowded confines in Phoenix.

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At 8:13 PM, August 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Maloney working: the Coyotes have no discernible talent, so they're going to sign every FA goalie and play six netminders at a time. Is there a specific rule that says Waynederful can't send six goalies over the boards at once?

 
At 10:35 PM, August 13, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

Actually, yes there is.

There's a rule that specifically states you can only have one goalie on the ice at once.

 
At 10:43 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

The Coyotes just can't get enough reclaimation projects. Or anyone, for that matter.

 
At 11:48 AM, August 14, 2007, Anonymous Keith said...

Not since the 1998-99 Flames has a team had so many backup goaltenders, but no starter. The competition for that coveted gate-opener position will be intense!

 
At 1:03 PM, August 14, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

Keith, you're obviously forgetting the 2002-03 Bruins as a team with no starter (Grahame, Shields, young Raycroft, added Hackett mid-season)... or the 2003-04 Penguins (Caron, Aubin, 18 year old Fleury, Chiodo). This Phoenix group is a hell of a lot better than those ones, believe it or not.

And it's not like LA is any different right now... they just pay a guy as if he is a starter.

 

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