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03-27-2010, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Valhoun View Post
Due to his size and lack of effectiveness at center, Giroux won't be a 100 point player. But he'll grab 75ish in his prime. But a 75 point playmaker is nowhere close to the value of a legit, top 10 goalie who is young. Now, Halak and Price aren't there yet. But they have high ceilings and can be a longterm solution. And you need to give value to get value. I just don't see how Giroux for Price or Halak is not reasonable.
I am not 100% against the idea, however from a cost standpoint I think it would make a lot more sense to try to clear real salary first and address the goaltending in that way. Price and Halak are going to be making a lot more money (RFA this year, I think?). Having JVR and Giroux next year when we can expect more from them at their cost would be a big benefit

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