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06-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Top 6 Spaling
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Right now, what we need is Josh Harding to get traded to and signed by a team like Pittsburgh that is not really desperate for a new goalie (AKA not Toronto, Tampa, New Jersey (depending on Marty's retirement), Columbus, or Edmonton). With Harding and Vokoun off the market, most teams' 1 and 2 options will be gone, making Lindback super, super valuable. I'm hoping for a bidding war between Toronto and Tampa over him.
I know he isnt the best comparable, but look at what Varlamov got from Colorado. Lindback isn't nearly as proven as him, but Varly got a 1st and 2nd becuase the Avs were desperate. Lindy could at least hold the value of 2nd, if not more.
Some teams I think aren't being talked about enough in goalie trade talks:
New Jersey: 2 goalies over 40....
Edmonton: Dubynk probably isnt the answer.
Florida: Do they want to rush Markstrom? We'll see.
Calgary: If Kipper is traded, they'll need someone.
Chicago: Crawford/Emery isn't cutting it
San Jose: Something isn't working there. They need change. We'll see if they feel comfortbale with Niemi
Some teams that need a backup for sure next year:
Boston: Thomas gone, they need a #2
Detroit: No depth behind Jimmy Howard
Anaheim: Dan Ellis is gone, and they brought in a Euro. Do they want insurance?
Winnipeg: Pavelec is really good, but he could use a better 1B guy
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