EDM/NYR Goalie Proposal
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03-02-2006, 07:43 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Don't know, but I'm pretty sure its Ranger fans that are usually suggesting it. And it usually involves some sort of overpayment, with the only justification being that Weekes is better then what we have.
That may or may not be true. It likely IS true, but the fact that it can even be debated means that he's not
of an upgrade to justify moving significant resources to acquire.
Weekes has been given the opportunity on a number of teams to be the starter, he's now on his 6th team and again he's been pushed to the roll of backup. It may seem hilarious to you that people around the league might doubt his capability to become a reliable and consistent starting goaltender but he has yet to prove that he's an average starter (meaning amongst the top 12-20 starters). He's 30 years old with almost 300 games under his belt and has little to show for it other then 1 playoff round (by my memory he lost the starting job by the end of that playoff run) and stealing the #1 job from Arturs Irbe (but wasn't given a qualifying offer following that year).
Isn't it interesting that the majority of Weekes to EDM proposals are coming Oiler fans.
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