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03-05-2012, 09:33 AM
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Well, who should they bring in? Apart from Nabokov the options are terrible.
Is Hovinen ready?
Backup goalie's don't need to be all-stars. That is why they are backups. I don't know who they should (or will) bring in, but I can say that paying $2.5 million to have essentially two starters on the team is not a good allocation of cap space. You could probably snag a backup in the hypothetical trade for Bob. A pick and the team's backup goalie for Bob would do the job.
I'm assuming Hovinen will play a year in the A before he plays in the NHL, but I suppose if he rips it up like Bob did that could all change.
Looking at a list of UFAs there are plenty of people that could be had for far less than $2.5 million. Keep in mind these are backups, not starters...
I doubt any of these guys are looking for a big raise should they hit the open market, but these guys would all be pretty solid backups in the $1 million range. They may not be as good as Nabakov, but they are backup goalies, they aren't supposed to be on the same level as your starter.
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