Could Esche be delt??
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01-23-2006, 01:54 AM
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if the right deal comes along, anyone is expendible. Right now, we have one goalie that has played really well this season and one goalie that is injury prone and we have to wait before we can see what he can really do. If Edmonton or any team were to offer up their top prospect and a roster player for Esche, I could see the Flyers seriously considering. As for screwing up the roster by moving Esche, give it a rest. He's not the game breaker that he seems to be made out to be. He isn't the 2nd coming of Martin Brodeur or Dominik Hasek or Patrick Roy. He isn't proven by any stretch of the imagination either. He had one good year and one good playoff run for us. Until he does that four or five times in a row, then you can't call him proven. Don't forget, Brian Boucher also had an outstanding playoff run for us as well in 2000 - 2001. We all know what happened to Boucher after that too.
Esche pretty much broke that Penguins game the other day. Pretty much all of what you said applies for Niitty, too. I'm not saying he's untouchable, but he's further along in his development cycle than Niitty is and a little more proven at this level. The Flyers have two very capable goalies that have both started, plus they're at less than $2 million combined. Not many deals will come along to make it worth dumping half of that tandem, IMO.
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