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06-19-2012, 12:03 AM
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Fair, but 12 goalies is nearly half of all starting goalies in the league, especially when you consider guys like Rinne, Quick, Smith and Howard are all under right now, but due substancial raises. So playing devils advocate here, factor them on top of the 12 and think about the 'cheap' half of starting goaltenders. Many of whom will be playing on non-playoff, sub-par teams who are really using goaltenders on a trial basis (Varlamov, Reimer) or temporary fill-ins (Roloson, Khabibulin, Nabokov). Pavelec is young, brilliantly talented and franchise grown, a real 'keeper' so to speak
I'd take that risk and put him, plus a stronger team in front, and we've got the pieces in place, and that comes at a price we should be willing to pay.
I believe he's talented as well but the same could be said about a number of other young goalies, it's entirely conceivable that he only turns into an average number one starter not the top 10 goalie we all hope he becomes.
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