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07-31-2010, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Big Bear View Post
Seeing how long it takes to develop a young goalie and being at his full potential, i think we won't see a guy like Eriksson before 4/5 years. He will have to prove that he is a true future great goalie by making one or two great seasons with Skellefteċ in Eliteseiren then go in NA to play in AHL, last year he was in Allsvenskan, and had pretty good numbers, so the question is, can we go with Turco for 3/4 or at least 5 years??
Well, I was focusing more on Backlund/Bobro at the NHL level and Eriksson at the AHL level. I wouldn't want to see Homer lock up Turco for more than 2 years, anything longer than that and we're wayyyyyy too invested in a goalie passing his prime. 2 years is enough time to hold down the fort so-to-speak. Not to mention the way the goalie market is at the moment, there isn't a goalie that was/still is out on the market that was/is worth more than a 3 year contract IMO.

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