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06-17-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by jaster View Post
Time will tell. Might be a good trade, might be a bad one. Two 2nd rounders and a 3rd for a guy with only 28 career starts whom you are expecting to be your #1 goalie is a bit of a gamble.
Teams do this all the time. You never really know what a goalie is capable of until you see them put a long string of NHL starts together.

Sometimes you get Bryzgalov, sometimes you get Roman Turek. This is more than the established price for a backup that you're hoping will be your starter - historically those guys have brought single 2nd round picks. But in this case, Tampa has such a huge hole in net and they have some extra picks from the deadline, so they have more flexibility than most teams.

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