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Hey everybody, I hope your doing great wherever you may be! Today I’ve got an article about who in my opinion have been the 3 best goaltenders at the 2013 World Junior Championships and why.

So here is a diagram with some pictures and about the goalies I have picked and why I picked them. PLEASE DO NOTE that all of these pictures belong to their respective owners and I am in no way, shape or form trying to infringe on any copyright material.

Top World Junior Goalies So Far

 

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Got an interesting text message today, saying that John Grahame was back in the NHL.

Wait, what?

Yes, this is true. The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Grahame on a deal to run through end of this season. Grahame, 36, was a goalie coach with Sioux City of USHL. Pending a physical, he’ll likely join the Isles on Friday so Kevin Poulin can return to Bridgeport. He played most recently for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, and last played in the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008 (He is pictured here with Colorado, where he never played).

In May 2008, after the conclusion of the Hurricanes’ season, as a free agent, Grahame signed with Avangard Omsk of the new Kontinental Hockey League.

On December 12, 2009, Grahame signed a professional tryout contract for the 2009–10 season with the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. After playing in 12 games with the Phantoms, Grahame signed a contract with the Colorado Avalanche and was assigned to the injury-hit Lake Erie Monsters on March 3, 2010. He played in 14 games, recording only 4 wins, with the Monsters to finish the season and was re-signed on a one-year contract by the Avalanche on July 2, 2010. (more…)

Dustin Tokarski

Posted: March 25, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Tampa Bay Lightning

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The Good: Tokarski is known for his calm demeanor and is a reliable goaltender in pressure situations. Tokarski has had an ability to win games and come up big in the clutch throughout his career to this point. He consistently puts up good games and rarely has an off night. Incredibly focused and poised between the pipes, Tokarski excels at staying square to the shooter and letting pucks hit him. He is capable of the highlight reel save (see vs. Colin Wilson in 2009 WJCs), but finds success by consistently making the saves he’s supposed to and swallowing rebounds. He reads the play exceptionally well and has good lateral movement. He is a big game goaltender, bringing his best effort when it matters most. His poise and focus stand out, as does his ability to read the play – for which his coaches have often praised him. Few have Tokarski’s heart and drive. He will likely be an NHL starter with Tampa in the near future. (more…)

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Sebastien Caron from the Iserlohn Roosters in the DEL will be returning to the NHL. This time….with Tampa.

Not much is known yet, but the Iserlohn Roosters website says that Caron will be heading to the Lightning, as his team has been eliminated from the DEL playoffs. An official announcement is expected on Monday.

Caron was a fourth-round pick in 1999 and is a butterfly goaltender best known for his great save from Brian Savage against the Philadelphia Flyers. This save came early in the 2005–2006 season with his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck went off the left goal post. Savage then tried to tip the puck in the goal but Caron quickly scooped the puck up with his glove almost on the goal line. Caron was also known for allowing a 170 foot shot byWashington Capitals defenseman Ivan Majesky. He started the season as backup to Jocelyn Thibault and ended it as back-up to Marc-Andre Fleury. (more…)

Garon Injured, Tampa Recalls Dustin Tokarski

Posted: March 7, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Tampa Bay Lightning
 

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In the wake of an injury to Mathieu Garon, the Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled young goaltender Dustin Tokarski from their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals.

Tokarski, who’s biggest moment to date had to be winning a World Junior Gold Medal with Canada, has played in 40 games with the Admirals in 2011-2012, posting a 27-11-0 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. Tokarski has won eight consecutive games for the Admirals with two shutouts in that time and has gone 13-2-0 in his previous 15 decisions. Tokarski also leads the AHL in wins.

 

Tokarski is known for his calm demeanor and is a reliable goaltender in pressure situations. Despite concerns about how vulnerable he may be against top level scorers due to his small frame and a perceived tendency to commit to the low shots too early, Tokarski has had an ability to win games and come up big in the clutch throughout his career to this point. He consistently puts up good games and rarely has an off night.

Tampa Bay Lightning Depth Chart

Posted: February 27, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, Tampa Bay Lightning

  1.  Dwayne Roloson
  2. Mathieu Garon
  3. Sebastien Caron
  4. Dustin Tokarski
  5. Jaroslav Janus
  6. Pat Nagle
  7. Riku Helenius
  8. Adam Wilcox
  9. Vasily Koshechkin

Mathieu Garon

Posted: January 26, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Tampa Bay Lightning

”]  The Good:When he slides, Garon stays in position and doesn’t have to scramble back to make a save. It’s a small thing, but it’s key for a butterfly goalie to be positionally sound. He shows an excellent glove hand (hes a right hander, instead of the normal left hand) and has a lot of persistence in the crease area. He is a hard worker and displays the ability to bounce back from adversity. When the starting goalies are struggling, or just need a break, like in Columbus and Tampa, Garon is able to play as a starter for stretches. He was a starter in Edmonton and L.A, so he has the experience. If he gets the game time necessary, watch out, he can be a force. He has played on some weak teams during his career, yet made the most of it. Underrated. (more…)