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07-02-2008, 10:51 AM
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I'm surprised at this signing, and especially surprised about alot of your reactions. In my mind, Sanford did a GREAT job for a 10 game backup, and was expected to leave for sure because no half-decent goalie in their right mind would stay much longer than a year behind Luongo. I figured Sanford would leave for a better chance, and that we would have to settle for guys like Valiquette (if we lucked out), Auld, and some other backups who are farr worse. I don't see Sanford as a huge (if any) downgrade on any of these guys, and would rather see him here than Auld.
The reaction's messed up, IMO, we should be lucky and surprised. It's not like Luongo played 70 games because Sanford was an incompetent goalie. What, were we expecting two starters?
My concern at the signing is due to AV's reluctance to play Sanford, thus forcing Luongo into playing a crapload of games again.
I thought Sanford did fine for a backup, didn't win us any games, didn't lose us any games we should have won, but played good enough, which is all you can expect from a backup.
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