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Valiquette Headed to the KHL

Great friend of the blog Nicholas Montemagno of The Rangers Tribune found out today through Laurie at Beyond the Blueshirts that former New York Rangers backup goaltender Steve Valiquette is headed over to the KHL to play for CSKA Moscow. For whatever reason, the Beyond the Blueshirts link is not working right now so I will defer to Mr. Montemagno:

According to our good friend Laurie over at Beyond the Blueshirts, reports are coming out of Russia that Rangers goaltender Steve Valiquette, Henrik Lundqvist’s former back-up, has signed with CSKA Moscow of the KHL. The KHL has fully confirmed the signing, pretty much making this a done deal. I do not think the Rangers are sorry to see him go.

Due to inconsistent play, Valiquette only appeared in six games total this past season with New York, recording a .852 save percentage and 3.74 goals against average in that time. After numerous debacles with Valiquette in goal, he was soon sent down to the Hartford Wolf Pack, where he would spend the remainder of the season. His play was no better with the Pack than it was with the Rangers, and he had no chance to prove otherwise as he suffered a season-ending injury only a few weeks into his stink in the Americnan Hockey League.

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1) Sorry, dude, but the Rangers suck.  No one cares about them right now.
2) Valiquette?  I care even less.  He’s a crappy goalie.
3) How many “great friends” do you have?  And do you do any digging yourself?

Posted by Harrald the Red on 05/04/10 at 11:45 PM ET

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Valiquette is a serviceable backup goaltender.  On a team like Colorado, Pittsburgh, or Jersey he’d have a steady job.  Let’s face it…he was done wrong in New York.  A backup goaltender to Lundqvist means very little.

Posted by stoneman from vegas on 05/05/10 at 12:17 AM ET

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Yeah man, who cares about the Rangers? The NHL’s second most profitable market? PFFFFT. what are they doing with anything on the front page?

Sounds like this harrald fella should run the blog, paul.

Posted by lol on 05/05/10 at 01:33 AM ET

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Oh, yes, because hockey is about nothing other than markets and business, forgot LOL, which is a great name for you, ‘cos that’s what I’m doing right now.

Posted by Harrald the Red on 05/05/10 at 11:24 AM ET

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