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04-28-2004, 08:19 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Orleans/Brooklyn
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Son of Steinbrenner
I hope sather signs khabby he is the best goalie out there and would be a huge upgrade over anything we. have had the past three years richter included. Cloutier would be a good backup plan if khabby doesn't work out. I just hope Lundqvist is the backup and blackburn plays full time in hartford. i understand labarbarra is an outstanding ahl goalie but my guess is he is the modern day version of Rick Knickle
I dont want to see Khabibulin here for the following reasons:
1. Other than money, why would he want to sign here? Do you really want another player coming here just for the money? I dont, especially when we're supposed to be rebuilding.
2. This team is going nowhere even with Terry Sawchuk in net next year. We dont need a top notch goalie. We need somebody to hold the fort for a few years while Blackburn and Lundqvist get ready. You dont get Khabibulin when you're in the first stage of a rebuilding process. You get him when your team is a Cup contender but is missing that extra piece to the puzzle in goal (a team like Ottawa or Colorado comes to mind).
3. What do we do with Dunham, McLennan, Valiquette and Labarbera if Khabi is brought in? Who's gonna take Dunham at $3.6 mil after such a poor season? As bad as he was and as much as I booed him, I would not mind to see Dunham back next season. We've seen how he could play before. The problem has always been injuries and inconsistency with him though. And even if he does suck again, is it a bad thing to get a better draft pick next season?
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