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07-11-2011, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post

The offseason these past two years has demonstrated that goalies are a dime a dozen.

Tomas Vokoun is an All-Star and had to take a huge paycut just to have a job.

Same thing with the Neimi.. win the Cup, and end up having to beg for a job.

Almost every season some backup replaces a perceived "star" goalie.

For that reason, I dont see any GM making a huge trade to acquire a goalie.

Rinne is incredbly valuable to us, but he's not so valuable to other teams.
the offseason has shown that....BUT, look at the cup final teams. Two outstanding goalies in Luongo and Thomas. Yeah, Vokoun took a pay cut. Did Washington pay for all his playoff wins? I am not saying a goalie is the end all be all of hockey, but I do not think it is fair to undervalue them to make ourselves beleive rinne can be shortchanged. With another Vezina type season, he will be a 5-6 million dollar goalie. Even with a terrible season, he will command 3.5-4.5 I think.

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