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06-26-2012, 11:24 AM
Greg McKegg
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Originally Posted by diceman934 View Post

Let's try to get into the decision making of an Unrestricted Free Agent defense man coming in on his ELC.

Would you talk to your close friend and ex. University partner about the current team's goalie circumstance? YES. Would you be happy with the answer? NO. Considering this, would you want to play in front of an unproven, and young goalie, especially if it is your ELC? NO. To make maximum dollar on his next contract he would want an experienced, and proven #1 goalie behind him, one who would make him look good, when the need arises. One who would allow him to move forward and join the attack, increasing his potential for points.

If the Leafs are going to have any chance of signing Schultz, Luongo needs to be in the net first. I hope I am wrong, and Schultz will come anyway, but I would be more positive with the goalie circumstance corrected.
I agree with you, but on the other hand, if Edmonton really is the other major option... They have the exact same problems as you pointed out.

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