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04-16-2004, 03:27 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Port Jefferson, NY
Let's be honest..... we need to sign a vet goalie. I'm not saying to get a stud, but we need a guy to fill the gap.
Blackburn hasn't played hockey in a year - he wont be ready to start 50 NHL games.
Lundvquist has never played a game in North America. You cannot count on him to come in and play 50 games.
You need to just sign someone decent to hold us over until they are ready. I can see it now - everyone says not to sign a goalie - give the kids a chance. Then the kids fail because they arent ready and its Sathers fault for rushing him.
As for other UFA's - your gonna need to sign a few. Look at every other team that rebuilds... you need a couple guys with leadership qualitys. Not All-stars but guys that can help out and show the younger guys what its about. Maybe a guy like Barnaby and a guy that can do what Andreychuk has done in TB.
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