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06-22-2011, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Baba Ganoush View Post
it is a big cap hit and a risky move, but i think people are seriously underrating Bryzgalov here.
I don't think anyone is underrating him.

He's a good goalie, a solid #1 guy no doubt about that.

He just has limited playoff experience, and for a team that is tight on cap space, and has no problem in the regular season, but needs a CLUTCH playoff tendy, its not ideal for Philly to be paying him Tim Thomas type money.

Look at Luongo now, while still a very good goaltender he has shown that hes a big playoff question mark. Its tough to eat that big salary if you're Van. If Bryzgalov isn't stellar in the playoffs what does Philly do?

I for one think that Philly is desperate and needs to pay Bryz a salary that he likely would get on the open market anyways. Its a tough pill to swallow but thats the nature of UFA these days. This is why we've drifted into a little B Richards talk, because its likely the leafs or whatever team tries to land him will be in a similar bordering on overpayment situation.

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