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06-14-2012, 10:35 PM
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We don't know how Gordie and friends rank these guys so they may not be interested in anyone we're talking about here.

But as for the young Russian goalie, we're all looking at it the wrong way. Look, if he's BPA by a mile over guys who will be 3rd liners or average players either offensively or defensively, you take him.

We all love Henrik but he won't be young forever. Who knows what happens with his game, health, desire to stay in NY in his mid-late 30s if he hasn't won a Cup. Is it that bad to have a young cheap backup on an entry level deal in 3-4 years from now who can take over? I'd love another Beezer/Richter (or Giacoman/Villemure) tandem even if it only lasts a few years.

You absolutely do no want to get caught with your pants down especially when it comes to goaltending. If this team has a chance to have a guaranteed next starter until 2025 who is going to be solid or elite, take him and don't look back. Offense can always be acquired, goaltending is a lot harder to get (just look at our buddies in Philly as an example).

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