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05-07-2011, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by rangers32185 View Post
Why does it matter that he's 28? Because I don't want a contract wasted on a guy who's never going to play. I'd rather the organization draft a goaltender. He's a year younger than Lundqvist, so he's not the successor. You have Biron as a backup, I'd rather let a young goalie start down in the AHL than a 28 year old who will serve as nothing more than a backup. That is why this is stupid and makes no sense.
How do you know he would never play? If he has talent, who cares how old he is? Should the Wild not of signed Niklas Backstrom because he was almost 30?

If he plays a year and isn't good enough, he is let go, no problem. But if he is good enough, it's a free asset.

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