The Case For Trading Pekka Rinne
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07-05-2011, 12:22 PM
Join Date: Feb 2007
I read it. You make good points. But no.
With all due respect to Vokoun, Rinne is the best goaltender we've ever had. While he might not be in the top 3 Vezina next year, the odds that he falls apart are slim to none.
With Rinne, we will always have a chance. Always. As good as our defense is, he's pulled us out of the fire more times than I could count last year.
I can't say that for Lindback, yet. Hellberg is a solid prospect. Pickard/Smith are close to being non-factors.
If it came down to Rinne/Suter, you take Rinne. We've picked Weber as the face of the franchise, #1 D-man for the long haul for better or worse. Which means that Suter is always going to be the #2 - and he'll command #1 money. And as we've seen, the goalie market is weak - Suter is likely to net us a better player/prospect than Rinne will.
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