Opinion: Would you trade Price for the 1st overall pick of 2008?
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03-17-2008, 05:44 PM
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That is an EXTREME example.
Holmqvist and Denis are quite possibly in the running for Top-3 worst NHL goalies, not just starters. Ramo hasn't been anything good either. Hell, Holmqvist, Denis and even Ramo (to this point) are probably worse than 3/4 of the AHL goalies.
If we did move Price for a Jonathan Toews, we'd still have Jaroslav Halak, who is on his way to at least, in my opinion, a Top-15 NHL goalie status in the next few years.
Halak is decent, and is projected to be a 1A goalie, which is like, Andrew Raycroft/Damian Rhodes and Ron Tugnutt back in the Ottawa days. Good to battle for a number one position, but when they get it, they can't really handle the work load. Huet is also a 1A goalie (Damn, I miss him.)
The Los Angles Kings are 13th, and probably could make it into the top 10 in goals for by the end of the year. Why are they so bad? Lack of goaltending.
True, you can say Buffalo has Miller, Islanders have DiPietro and they still suck, but they've had extensive man games lost (possibly LA too?)
Sorry for rambling on, but the point is, when your team is respectively health, game in and game out, a good goalie can steal games for you, and get you those extra points to squeeze into the playoffs.
Consistenly good goalies are becoming harder to get, imo. But seems like theres always a hot forward, or defensive prospect out there.
Take a look at Boston when they were hot, Thomas had a big role in that, when they got blown out of the water, Thomas had a lot to do with that.
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