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06-01-2004, 09:39 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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no need to sign any big name goalie free agents
stop thinking quick fix
let lunqvist come down and give him some responsibility;
he's proven he is a winner in sweden and held his own at the world cup.
too many people in the forum are protecting these guys like their babies. (blackburn can be an exemption as he has missed so much playin time over the last year)
everyone wanted sather to show some faith in lundmark. why? b/c we all want to see him succeed as he is one of ours (we drafted him) and we didnt get him off another team
focus on the draft and free agency is to get guys who will compliment the group we already have. (look at the club rejects calagry and tampa have this year and r killing it e.g. donovan)
lundqvist is not ready to be a #1 goalie in the nhl and it is questionable if he is even nhl ready, having never played in north america before it is highly possible that he'll need to start in the AHL...
so while getting khabibulin might be unrealistic, having a veteran #1 (either dunham or someone else) to hold the fort down and/or split time with the kids till they are ready makes a ton of sense...
keep in mind too the importance of having a reliable goalie who can stabalize a young defense
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