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Sharks to look at Turco?

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08:32 AM ET 09.23 | Ready for the Thomas Greiss era? Here's what we know: Sharks starter Antti Niemi reportedly could be out 12 weeks -- sidelining him for the season opener on Oct. 8. Backup Antero Niittymaki could be out until January, and top prospect Alex Stalock can't even suit up for practice until February of 2012, meaning the Sharks could face an early hurdle to getting off to the strong start they so desperately seek this season. Is it time to worry? Yes and no. ... Could Wilson be in the market for an experienced NHL backup, like, say, Marty Turco? You would have to think he's exploring that option, since the Sharks want to avoid their up-and-down first half of the season that they suffered through last year.

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September 23, 2011  09:05 AM ET

ah yes. Early days and the olde goalie merry go round has begun

September 23, 2011  09:07 AM ET

interesting predicament there in San Jose with the goalies they have...
I don't think Turco is the answer, but they have to do "something".. who else is floating around right now without a contract?

September 23, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

interesting predicament there in San Jose with the goalies they have...I don't think Turco is the answer, but they have to do "something".. who else is floating around right now without a contract?

From the way he played last night, I would guess that Ray Emery is going to be available.

September 23, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

interesting predicament there in San Jose with the goalies they have...I don't think Turco is the answer, but they have to do "something".. who else is floating around right now without a contract?

Olaf Kolzig is probably not too busy these days (always a fav of mine)

September 23, 2011  09:21 AM ET

We've gone from backups to the backups backups?

Drop the puck.

September 23, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

interesting predicament there in San Jose with the goalies they have...I don't think Turco is the answer

I know Turco isn't the answer...Just reference his work with the Hawks last year. And in his last three years the GAA has been above 2.70.

September 23, 2011  09:46 AM ET

Nabakov?

September 23, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

...who else is floating around right now without a contract?

The oft-injured "Mr Crazy-Hair" - Pascal Leclair.

September 23, 2011  10:06 AM ET

We'll trade you Michael Lameton for a bag of pucks. Actually, we'll make it fair and say a bag of USED pucks.

September 23, 2011  10:26 AM ET

The Flyers should send them either Leighton or Bobrovsky.

September 23, 2011  10:27 AM ET

similar to fixing a wound by "letting blood"

September 23, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Nabakov?

don't the Islanders have him now?

September 23, 2011  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

don't the Islanders have him now?

Ya, but I have a hunch that he doesn't want to play for them..

September 23, 2011  10:34 AM ET

Yikes! What's happening in San Jose? Sounds like it's dangerous to be a goalie there.

September 23, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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We'll trade you Michael Lameton for a bag of pucks. Actually, we'll make it fair and say a bag of USED pucks.

I second that. Quite frankly, I would trade him for a bag of pucks to be named later.

September 23, 2011  10:40 AM ET

On a side note i thought Shannys video was kind of cheesy.

September 23, 2011  10:50 AM ET
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On a side note i thought Shannys video was kind of cheesy.



I kinda liked it.

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September 23, 2011  11:26 AM ET

Hmm, someone must have read a name wrong. Niittymaki is out 12 weeks. Niemi is day to day. Greiss and Sateri likely to get majority of preseason starts (fighting for the multi-month backup position). (And they have Heemskerk and Sexsmith for more depth/Worcester.) No way I see Sharks signing yet another goalie, especially Turco the sieve.

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