Interesting UFAs that could help the team IYO..
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04-24-2009, 01:11 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
How about Khabibulin?
He would provide you a vet to play 45-50 games next year who gives Habs a playoff tested minder who can mentor Price while he continues to learn as an NHL goalie.
Khabibulin seemed fine after the initial shock of being in a 1A/1B goalie situation.
He still has a few good years in him. Maybe 1-2 yrs as your starter 1A while Price plays 35-45 games a yr. Then Price moves back into role as full time starter and Khabibulin moves into a backup role.
The market for Khabibulin will be limited and teams will try to offer him short term higher value deals. He said he wants his next contract to be his last. So maybe the Habs should offer him a lower value 3mil maybe a yr for 4 yrs.
You guys then trade Halak to team like Avs or Oilers looking for young potential #1 goalies. Get assets for him and then use those assets to continue to build up your team.
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