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11-04-2009, 07:23 PM
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Yeah, his value is at an all-time negative right now. But one factor that hasn't been discussed here is the chemistry in the dressing room. If Ondrej the Giant and Moose are able to keep the team competitive and giving them a chance to win every night and the team chemistry/composure is good, then I don't know if it makes sense to insert Kari Lehtnonen into that environment. I think at that point you risk upsetting a dressing room that has their goalies and likes them the way they are; they may resent putting Kari back in the lineup.

I'm probably being a bit too deep/nuts with this, but look at the quotes from Peverley/Kovalchuk/Hainsey regarding goaltending. If the leaders of the team are happy with what they've got in net, why monkey with it? If Kari comes back healthy, then he should be given nothing more than an opportunity to play backup. If he plays a couple of games and draws interest, ship him out. By that point, Ondrej either is or isn't your goalie. You'll know by then.

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