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08-17-2011, 03:32 PM
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I know we've moved onto other angles of this, but I want to point out to this particular line of reasoning that the Hawks didn't resign Niemi, who
the Cup. Leighton being dumped after an SC fail wouldn't have been a blip on the historic radar of teams who have traded/let go players who were a significant part of a championship run the previous year.
And there was a pretty widespread line of thinking that the Flyers, then, were a strong goalie away from having won the Cup.
You mean no one knew he was already injured, but wasn't saying anything.
I'm curious what example he is being expected to set.
That's a pretty elusive criterion to bring up a young player. Do you mean their level of readiness is below what you believe would be beneficial to the team, or the team's current status is inappropriate? There's no sarcasm in this question; I want to clarify your position.
bartulis/gustafsson are not ready to consistently make the simple plays against high level players in a high-pressure situation (ie playoffs) They are just kids still, and the experience that Lilja possesses makes him more mentally prepared.
I know its undervalued on these boards and in the EA games, but veterancy and experience are important aspects of hockey (especially on defense).
having a calm, level headed defense, is just as important as a fast-skating, energetic defense IMO...and the GM agrees with that sentiment (in fact most competing clubs follow that line of thinking)
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One of the big issues with Bryz's contract is that it continues paying him a good amount of money right until the end. Unless someone in the KHL is willing to heave loads of cash at him when he's older, he doesn't have much incentive to leave. We better hope he ages exceptionally well.
I would have preferred Vokoun.
vokoun would not have signed here as cheap as he signed in washington.
Vokoun signed a 1 year deal to prove that he can play well on a contending team...next year he will look to get paid. Also we already made our move, so he had no options.
(not speaking directly at you, just people who keep saying vokoun is SOOOO much cheaper.)
if we had signed him for a few years, it'd cost us around 4 mil
bryz at 5.66 is just as good at vokoun at 4, but more importantly shows the clubs emphasis on a franchise goalie, not just another 3-4 year stint.
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