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03-22-2004, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Cerebral
Fair enough.. I think Vancouver is fairly confident with Cloutier/Auld, the Rangers have Blackburn back next year (I think at least..). However, Toronto might be willing to pony up something if they don't go after Gerber and Los Angeles seem to be in need of a young starter to fit in with their youth core.

Cloutier has been pretty mixed this year. He could be on his way out at the end of the year if he flunks in the playoffs. The problem is Auld (age 23), he's played solidly as a Nuck in his 6 games this year for a sv% .929 (.939 in 7 games last year). If the Nucks get Garon do they go with Garon-Auld combination? That seems a bit risky to me. Do they jettison Auld to bring in an experienced vet to cover for Garon? My thinking is if they dump Cloutier they will bring in someone capable of being a #1 with more experience than Garon, Auld can back him up. I could see them thinking about Gerber, then again if Clouts stink and there is a lockout, why rush?

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