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Canadiens acquire goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Tampa Bay Lightning in return for Cédrick Desjardins

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Excellent deal by the Habs, Tokarski still has some upside in him while Desjardins has disappointed big time this year.

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I saw Tokarski play in the first round of the playoffs last year up in Manchester against the Monarchs. He's a good goalie, he was on the Admirals, who won the Calder Cup last year, and he should get a shot at the backup role next year.

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This looks like an absolute steal for the habs. Desjardins was going nowhere with the Habs. Do Tampa believe their goaltending is that good? I'd like to see the kid brought up for a game or 2 to see how he does. He may be that young goalie I was talking about to back up Price. :):habslogo:

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This looks like an absolute steal for the habs. Desjardins was going nowhere with the Habs. Do Tampa believe their goaltending is that good? I'd like to see the kid brought up for a game or 2 to see how he does. He may be that young goalie I was talking about to back up Price. :):habslogo:

The only position Tampa looks good in is goaltender depth. Yzerman said he wanted a goalie he could trust to play in the NHL if one of his platoon went down. Vasilevskiy is one of the best goalie prospects in the NHL and Janus is younger. I guess Tampa doesn't like Tokarski's goaltending style is a big reason they gave up on him. Julien Brisebois has always been a fan of Desjardins so that's why he's back in Tampa.

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The only position Tampa looks good in is goaltender depth. Yzerman said he wanted a goalie he could trust to play in the NHL if one of his platoon went down. Vasilevskiy is one of the best goalie prospects in the NHL and Janus is younger. I guess Tampa doesn't like Tokarski's goaltending style is a big reason they gave up on him. Julien Brisebois has always been a fan of Desjardins so that's why he's back in Tampa.

Having an AHL veteran also makes sense from the standpoint of simply calling him up to sit on the bench as backup. If one of Garon/Lindback goes down, they'd be more comfortable calling Desjardins up and sitting him over Helenius/Tokarski who would benefit more from the AHL minutes. From the Habs' standpoint, Tokarski is an actual goalie prospect which can't be said for Mayer or Delmas.

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Ho Hum, Ho Hum/ Bergevin actually knows the bulldogs exist

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While doing the required stuff on the site every time there's a trade, I came across a rather detailed read about Tokarski, one with a quite a positive review. It's a bit lengthy for a goalie with just 7 NHL games under his belt but it's worth a look: http://thegoalieguild.com/wp-content/uploads/releases/tokarski_dustin.pdf

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Most exciting trade since Brock Trotter and 7th for Garrett Stafford and my favorite hab Noke!

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I like this move, if they're looking at him as a soon to be legit backup option for Carey.

If we can't have a vet, who is near the tail end, no delusions of a starting gig, then

I'd rather have a younger guy, knows his place behind an established star, making good on his NHL opportunity.

Nothing against Budaj personally, but he's too much a tweener for me.

Not a starter on a contender, a platoon guy on a mediocre team, or in this case, an inconsistent backup on a question mark team.

I also like that he'd be more towards Carey's age range/peer group.

Dryden had Bunny, Roy had Hayward, let's see if this kid can be something like that with Price.

After I saw this clip, at the 2:50 mark, I immediately liked him.

http://www.thetelegram.com/Sports/2013-01-28/video-3165012/IceCaps-put-up-a-fight-in-loss-to-Crunch/1

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Tokarski was the first goalie taken after Montreal drafted Jason Missiaen (back when the Habs' goalie drafting strategy was basically "Is he tall?")

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I like this move, if they're looking at him as a soon to be legit backup option for Carey.

If we can't have a vet, who is near the tail end, no delusions of a starting gig, then

I'd rather have a younger guy, knows his place behind an established star, making good on his NHL opportunity.

Nothing against Budaj personally, but he's too much a tweener for me.

Not a starter on a contender, a platoon guy on a mediocre team, or in this case, an inconsistent backup on a question mark team.

I also like that he'd be more towards Carey's age range/peer group.

Dryden had Bunny, Roy had Hayward, let's see if this kid can be something like that with Price.

After I saw this clip, at the 2:50 mark, I immediately liked him.

http://www.thetelegram.com/Sports/2013-01-28/video-3165012/IceCaps-put-up-a-fight-in-loss-to-Crunch/1

Hey tadmaxim, how can ANYONE'S favourite Hab be Jocelyn Thibault?!? :lol: Explain!

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Hey tadmaxim, how can ANYONE'S favourite Hab be Jocelyn Thibault?!? :lol: Explain!

I was thinking the same thing too. I would have put Doug Soetaert over him in a heartbeat
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I was thinking the same thing too. I would have put Doug Soetaert over him in a heartbeat

hey and what about "red light racicot" he had a sense of humour.

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hey and what about "red light racicot" he had a sense of humour.

Red Light is best forgotten, my friend! :monkey:

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Red Light is best forgotten, my friend! :monkey:

Only way to make NHL94 half difficult was to play with Racicot instead of Roy.

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hey and what about "red light racicot" he had a sense of humour.

and won like 20 games in the 93 season

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actually he was 17 wins 5 losses and 1 tie sounds like a good record untill you see the .881 sv % and the 3.39 gaa. The team was a little different then. Budaj wont play 20 more games for the habs. Nor will he win 17. its a different team. :habslogo:

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Budaj starting in goal tonight vs the flyers! oh oh!!

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Budaj starting in goal tonight vs the flyers! oh oh!!

Is price sick or hurt, or has Therrian lost his mind???

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Is price sick or hurt, or has Therrian lost his mind???

Sick but Budaj will have to get some starts between now and the end of the year even when Price is healthy.

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Sick but Budaj will have to get some starts between now and the end of the year even when Price is healthy.

Budaj, should only start in back to back situations, but even then, it should be at around a 1 in 8 game ratio.

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