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01-07-2011, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post

Anaheim with JSG backstopping 'em says hello.

You are also ignoring that we have a couple of examples of 1st round picks who are now getting paid that have won Cups in a cap world (MAF and Ward).

The idea that you can get away without investing in the goaltending position is a myth largely built by the Detroit Red Wings... the only team in the league it's consistently worked out for, and even they threw money at goalie (Joseph and Hasek).
Worked out ok for Chicago as well.

And damn, forgot about Anaheim, but that was the first year after the cap, so I think it was a little different because no one was really cap optimized yet.

I think we'll see goaltenders salaries retreat until it's worth signing the top guys, but using more than 6-8% on the position is a total waste.

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