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06-26-2012, 07:53 AM
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If the goal is for the Leafs to hopefully squeeze into the playoffs over the next couple of years, than by all means, make the move. With the level of netminding throughout much of the Eastern Conference being what it is, they have no hope of making it with their current level of goaltending but last time I checked, there were three teams that missed the playoffs that had pretty darn good goalies. Bringing in Roberto will not guarantee Toronto anything short term but could certainly hurt them badly in the long run.
Yes, most of this article is nothing new, but I agree there is some risk about improving the goaltending in the short term.

If the team is to be considered a contender, I'd say they have a couple holes besides goaltending to fill. Filling the goaltender role with Luongo might result in a short term boost, but if he is on the downside does he end up like Belfour trying to man the nets with a good team while his best years are long gone?

Canucks are willing to risk going with a somewhat unproven goaltender over Luongo. Doesn't that say something about Luongo?

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