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08-14-2009, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger View Post
If Valliquette is starting for more than a week or two, then it really doesn't matter who is backing him up--the Rangers will be sinking fast. And it's very possible that whatever 2nd tier goalie is available (regardless of the price) won't be able to stop the bleeding either.

But, in any case, it would be nice to see one of the goalies in the system break out and have a consistantly good year--it would help the younger prospects a lot. Both Zaba and Wiikman seem to have flashes, but can't keep it together for a long period. Maybe Johnson will push them.
Considering there are good goalies every year available for trade(and mind you very cheaply) I dont see it as that big of a concern. Bryzgalov was waived for God's sake. A goalie like Halak could be had for a lower round draft pick, Huet was traded for a 2nd rounder. There are ways to find a stop-gap for a month or two but the Devils thought the same thing when Martha went down and Clemmenson picked up the slack, it happens.

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