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Stolarz Headed to London, OHL


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@Podein25 The Knights split their goaltending between Jake Patterson and overager Bailie. I would presume the older goalie would be on the way out. As the article states, the Knights have a highly regarded goalie coach in Bill Dark. I know he really helped out Houser last season, then he got a contract with the Flordia Panthers, and he gives most of the credit to Mr.Dark. The article also states he's not going there to be a 3rd stringer, so I'm assuming Bailie will be dealt at the upcoming trade deadline. This is a good move for Stolarz....he will compete with Patterson for playing time and be on the best or second best team in the CHL. Better compitition, excellent goaltending coach....hope he plays when they come to Windsor!

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/philadelphia-flyers-pick-anthony-stolarz-crowds-london-knights-212518342.html

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@Podein25 The Knights split their goaltending between Jake Patterson and overager Bailie. I would presume the older goalie would be on the way out. As the article states, the Knights have a highly regarded goalie coach in Bill Dark. I know he really helped out Houser last season, then he got a contract with the Flordia Panthers, and he gives most of the credit to Mr.Dark. The article also states he's not going there to be a 3rd stringer, so I'm assuming Bailie will be dealt at the upcoming trade deadline. This is a good move for Stolarz....he will compete with Patterson for playing time and be on the best or second best team in the CHL. Better compitition, excellent goaltending coach....hope he plays when they come to Windsor!

http://ca.sports.yah...-212518342.html

Good to see him make a move to get him a better chance to grow into his role...sitting on the bench in college isn't the right path. Good move for the Flyers and the player...

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@OccamsRazor I think the real reason this happened was starter Jacob Patterson having never played an OHL playoff game. When a OHL team goes "all in", you don't want to get caught with your pants down and have a glaring weakness. That makes all the planning and trades that went into the run (a couple years in the planning) a total loss. The needed to know if Patterson flops or Stolarz is clearly better, they did whatever it took to make sure the worst case scenario was covered.

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@jammer2

I'm not sure if to cover for a goalie who's never played an OHL playoff round - the best thing to do is bring in a goalie who's never played an OHL playoff round. Especially a goalie who's entire hockey season is basically similiar in length to an OHL playoff.

I think they just brought him in hoping he's good...the same reason Holmgren reached for him. And probably just to prove London can still buy players and get away with it. ;)

I hope he plays great and takes London all the way to game 7 OT in the finals...where they lose to the Colts.

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@flyercanuck Geez, if it's Colts and Knights....GO COLTS!!! Anybody but the London SCUM. In regards to Stolarz, I'm bet they set scouts out to see him play, and they ruled he is the best option they have behind Patterson. Even though no OHL play, if the guy is good, and they don't have to give up a key piece to get him....insurance away!

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