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Panthers forced to sign their goalie coach

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08:28 AM ET 03.04 | Goaltending depth is such a problem in Florida that the team signed its goalie coach, 39-year-old Robb Tallas, to a one-day contract to serve as the emergency goalie. A Panthers source said [starter Jose Theodore] didn't tear knee ligaments in Saturday's loss to Carolina. RDS, the French-language arm of TSN, Canada's ESPN, reported that Theodore sustained a torn groin. The injuries prompted the recall of goalie Jacob Markstrom and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from San Antonio. Markstrom didn't start the game as the Panthers backup, nor did he work warmups. Those tasks fell to [Tallas]. According to Santos, United Airlines didn't put Markstrom's equipment on his San Antonio to Fort Lauderdale flight.

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March 4, 2013  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And last year everybody was raving about Florida's 3 "solid" goaltenders.Things change quick.

It's either feast or famine. I'm jealous of teams that have the luxury of #1A and #1B goalies, like Chicago.

March 4, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Hello? Rickety?
he would be the first former #1 Islander goalie to go there

March 4, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hello? Rickety?he wouldn't be the first former #1 Islander goalie to go there

fixed....
coffee still brewing here

March 4, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hello? Rickety? he would be the first former #1 Islander goalie to go there

That's .... if he doesn't kill himself first.

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March 4, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And last year everybody was raving about Florida's 3 "solid" goaltenders.Things change quick.

yep. when the wheels falls off, they really fall off.

March 4, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And last year everybody was raving about Florida's 3 "solid" goaltenders.Things change quick.

Doesn't help when the airline forgets the gumpers equipment...

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March 4, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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To be fair, how often do baggage handlers handle hockey equipment in San Antonio or Fort Lauderdale?

I often go down and play some hockey with my buddies that live in mexico. Never had luggage problems in Mexico...always have problems in Texas.

March 4, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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I often go down and play some hockey with my buddies that live in mexico. Never had luggage problems in Mexico...always have problems in Texas.

but in mexico, they stuff their pads with somethign else

March 4, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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but in mexico, they stuff their pads with somethign else

Boy, that shot really had some sizzle on it. The puck knocked the dust right out of those pads.

March 4, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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That's .... if he doesn't kill himself first.

After his first AHL performance he just might! 5G on 12 shots against the Pee-Wee Rags team. Simply awful.

March 4, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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After his first AHL performance he just might! 5G on 12 shots against the Pee-Wee Rags team. Simply awful.

saw that yesterday. Ouch....

March 4, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Boy, that shot really had some sizzle on it. The puck knocked the dust right out of those pads.

+1

March 4, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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+1

that goalie's on fire, he's playing like a man possessed! He's standing on his head, litterally!

March 4, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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that goalie's on fire, he's playing like a man possessed! He's standing on his head, litterally!

Grant Fuhr ever spend some time in Mexico?

March 4, 2013  01:03 PM ET

I wonder how much Tallas got paid...

March 4, 2013  01:09 PM ET
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It's either feast or famine. I'm jealous of teams that have the luxury of #1A and #1B goalies, like Chicago.

Well they might end up like St Loo where #1 is injured and 1A has played pathetic. It wasn't that long ago that people questioned the Hawks tandem

 
March 4, 2013  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

To be fair, how often do baggage handlers handle hockey equipment in San Antonio or Fort Lauderdale?

Well as both airports are destinations for professional hockey teams enough to make sure the luggage gets on the right plane at the right time

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