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11-15-2009, 08:29 PM
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Mike1
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I doubt it. Most of the teams in the league have good goaltending situations. I hope Burke doesn't buy into this crap & jump the gun.

Nikolai Khabibulin who is a proven starting goalie that has won a Stanley Cup, got just 3.75 per year on his deal. Martin Biron who was a starter for the Flyers got just 1.4 million. The Leafs made that mistake with Toskala, who had been in the league longer & gave him a big deal which he has never lived up too. We don't need to do that again.

If Gustavsson plays well for the rest of the year it would still only be 1 good season. Many goalies have had 1 good year & never reached that level of play again. We should learn from the past & be cautious that we still don't know what we truly have with him.

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