Thoughts on Leighton...
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08-31-2010, 12:15 PM
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It was Leighton's fault alone that they lost in the finals? Funny I remember some top line forwards that couldn't sniff the net against the Hawks too. There is enough blame to go around for losing the finals.
In the world with a salary cap you have two options
1. Pay for a top tier goalie and a lesser roster or
2. Stack your roster and get by with a lesser goalie
You cannot have both.
Besides, how is Vancouver doing with top tier goalie Roberto Luongo? Buffalo with Ryan Miller? Rangers with Henrik Lundqvist? Leighton has played in more Stanley Cup finals game then all 3 of those combined.
So, for me, I'll roll the dice with the lesser goalie and the stacked roster instead of the perennial all-stars who can't take their team to the finals on their backs (let alone win the cup).
...or you can go down the middle path, give a little bit on the "stacking" and have a bit of money left over for a legit goalie.
Of course, money isn't really the issue...
all the goalies went for dirt cheap this offseason.
Just as they did last year.
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