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jkumpire
Location:
Joined: 03.16.2009

Jan 10 @ 12:20 PM ET
What a depressing day.

I would bet that something like this has been brewing all season, since there have been rumors he has not been happy with the front office for months.

He's had a lousy season in comparison to the past few seasons, and there is nobody to replace him that comes even close to his ability level. And so today ends the CBJ's attempt to be an above average team for the foreseeable future. Welcome back to the lottery CBJ fans, I wonder if we can get so low in the standings we can get the #1 pick.



Sharks77
Season Ticket Holder
San Jose Sharks
Location: San Bruno, CA
Joined: 06.08.2013

Jan 10 @ 12:24 PM ET
Why the Sharks, Martin Jones is doing what he needs to do.

There's been too many games where Jones couldn't stop a beachball if it was shot at him. I don't know where EK gets his rumors from, But Jones just signed a long(Too long)term contract & the Sharks have Dell who signed a extension last year.
Dumont80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 02.26.2018

Jan 10 @ 12:28 PM ET
Because he’s isn’t going to want a 2 year deal
numbear
Calgary Flames
Location: vancouver, BC
Joined: 06.24.2011

Jan 10 @ 12:28 PM ET
agreed
- AlfieisKing

Maybe for Smith/Frolik and a goalie prospect
Cimo
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Canada, BC
Joined: 01.14.2008

Jan 10 @ 12:35 PM ET
I watched Colorado dominate the Flames last night and still lose. Colorado needs a goalie... I could see them making a run.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Jan 10 @ 12:41 PM ET
What a depressing day.

I would bet that something like this has been brewing all season, since there have been rumors he has not been happy with the front office for months.

He's had a lousy season in comparison to the past few seasons, and there is nobody to replace him that comes even close to his ability level. And so today ends the CBJ's attempt to be an above average team for the foreseeable future. Welcome back to the lottery CBJ fans, I wonder if we can get so low in the standings we can get the #1 pick.




- jkumpire


Korpi is playing like Bob is playing right now, so it's not too alarming, next year we have Merzlinkis coming in from the Swiss league, he has good numbers, won a few awards over there , he might make some noise.

The season isn't lost....yet, the question we have to ask is '' this incident'' how does it impact the locker room, will his team mates forgive and forget, or is this something awkward and personnel that he can't be in the same room as someone.

It's unfortunate because Bob really looked like someone disciplined that wanted to be a master of his craft. Like you said, his play has fallen off this year and one can wonder if this is all related.
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Jan 10 @ 12:44 PM ET
Bob must've been reading Sean Avery's book in the dressing room. Torts didn't like it. Bob asked him "You don't like my book coach?" Torts answered "I guess that's what I'm saying Bobby. Can you get that through your head?"
- gergeswillems


Bob: "No, I guess not."
Torts: "Well then get the fack outta here then!"
LeafGuy89
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 05.13.2017

Jan 10 @ 12:52 PM ET
I watched Colorado dominate the Flames last night and still lose. Colorado needs a goalie... I could see them making a run.
- Cimo


Same thing happened against Winnipeg the other night too.

7 goals against on 21 shots

Last night 5 goals against on 16 shots.

Goaltending hasn't been good for the Avs as of late.
vertigo1061
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 07.20.2008

Jan 10 @ 12:52 PM ET
Almost assuredly has to do with playing time. My guess is he was told he wasn't starting tonight and lost it. If memory serves, there were similar issues at the end of his time in Philly. He is not the kind of guy who shares time in net very well. Unfortunately, he's just not been playing up to his salary. He has had moments, even seasons, of brilliance with CBJ and he's carried some really bad CBJ teams...BUT this isn't a bad CBJ team and he's been playing bad. What have you done for me lately?

Most CBJ fans love Bob and what he's done, but also see that he's not really been that good and won't miss him.

32nd best SV%
32nd best GAA

Meh. He's not worth the 7 and half million that he's getting now and my guess is he wants a larger contract moving forward. No thanks.

So who wants a goalie?
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jan 10 @ 1:08 PM ET
Korpi is playing like Bob is playing right now, so it's not too alarming, next year we have Merzlinkis coming in from the Swiss league, he has good numbers, won a few awards over there , he might make some noise.

The season isn't lost....yet, the question we have to ask is '' this incident'' how does it impact the locker room, will his team mates forgive and forget, or is this something awkward and personnel that he can't be in the same room as someone.

It's unfortunate because Bob really looked like someone disciplined that wanted to be a master of his craft. Like you said, his play has fallen off this year and one can wonder if this is all related.

- Alexzanki


I've thought that it was the equipment change. There's been a steep increase in goals, and some of the stars aren't doing so hot. I'd give it more time to adjust before assuming these guys are done.
pucks4all
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.01.2011

Jan 10 @ 1:09 PM ET
If I’m the flyers I pass on Bob. Great goalie and all, but he wants more than a 2 year deal. This is Hart’s team for the next 10 + years
vertigo1061
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joined: 07.20.2008

Jan 10 @ 1:16 PM ET
I've thought that it was the equipment change. There's been a steep increase in goals, and some of the stars aren't doing so hot. I'd give it more time to adjust before assuming these guys are done.
- mgriffen


Some of it might be equipment, but when you watch him play sometimes it's just off. His rebound control has become a major problem, I think.
islesfan1
New York Islanders
Joined: 10.11.2005

Jan 10 @ 1:17 PM ET
I think BOB is definitely on the radar for the Isles but they would need to get rid of a goalie and honestly I think Greiss is the man to go. The problem being that if BOB were not to re-sign with the Isles and Lehner a UFA coming off a strong season the Isles could go from 2 good goalies to none very quickly and with no certainty Sorokin is coming over from Russia, be a major hole.

At the end of the day I think the Isles will stick with Greiss and Lehner until the end of the season and then look to add BOB while either trading Greiss or letting Lehner leave.
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jan 10 @ 1:18 PM ET
Some of it might be equipment, but when you watch him play sometimes it's just off. His rebound control has become a major problem, I think.
- vertigo1061


bummer
BlackhawkMike
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.30.2011

Jan 10 @ 1:34 PM ET
Off to the KHL for you Bob.
turdadactyl
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 06.20.2007

Jan 10 @ 1:35 PM ET
I know we have Carter Hart waiting to take the reigns, but why not sign Bob to a 2 year deal. Then you can platoon he and Hart.
- CupOnBroadSt.


There's exactly a 0.0% chance of that happening. If the probability of something like this could be negative it would be. Bob demanded out of Philly because he was not willing to sit behind Bryz. He's now a two-time Vezina winner and a solidified, bona fide NHL starting goalie. No chance he signs a short or even mid-term deal to be in a situation where the next great hope is trying every day to earn the starting job and the city and team are rooting for him to do it.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Jan 10 @ 1:49 PM ET
#BlueJacketsbuzz

Ek, please talk about other teams from time to time.
NewfieStud
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 03.04.2013

Jan 10 @ 1:50 PM ET
The Calgary Flames are one # 1 goalie away from being IMO a cup contender and a dominant force in the pacific for a long time! Bob would be a solid fit in Calgary! Not sure what the Flames would give up but they at least got to be inquiring about him!
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: Let's Go Bruins!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Jan 10 @ 1:52 PM ET
#BlueJacketsbuzz

Ek, please talk about other teams from time to time.

- jmatchett383


21peter
Season Ticket Holder
New York Rangers
Joined: 11.18.2014

Jan 10 @ 1:52 PM ET
#BlueJacketsbuzz

Ek, please talk about other teams from time to time.

- jmatchett383

nice one!
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Jan 10 @ 1:57 PM ET
If I’m the flyers I pass on Bob. Great goalie and all, but he wants more than a 2 year deal. This is Hart’s team for the next 10 + years
- pucks4all


Good luck with that. I'm not buying the hype on this kid yet, given Philly's history with goalie development.
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Jan 10 @ 2:03 PM ET
Good luck with that. I'm not buying the hype on this kid yet, given Philly's history with goalie development.
- Crushers68


10+ seasons for one team as a goalie. with the exception of rick dipet, thats a very exclusive, solid list
Salami_Tsunami
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 06.04.2016

Jan 10 @ 2:09 PM ET
I think that Florida could use him. They should be a far better team than they are at this point. Lu is hurt too often & showing his age. And well Reimer.....
dragonoffrost
Season Ticket Holder
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Jan 10 @ 2:09 PM ET
#8 for the Flyers
Girouxsalem90
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Upstate, NY
Joined: 05.28.2013

Jan 10 @ 2:13 PM ET
What a depressing day.

I would bet that something like this has been brewing all season, since there have been rumors he has not been happy with the front office for months.

He's had a lousy season in comparison to the past few seasons, and there is nobody to replace him that comes even close to his ability level. And so today ends the CBJ's attempt to be an above average team for the foreseeable future. Welcome back to the lottery CBJ fans, I wonder if we can get so low in the standings we can get the #1 pick.




- jkumpire


Good luck getting lower than Philly
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