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06-29-2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
That's my whole point. You can't just assume because they're UFAs that we have a shot at them or that they're "available". They might re-sign with their teams in the next two years, or they might never want to sign with us in the first place.

Here's a more realistic exercise: imagine we traded Price 2 years ago and had no back-up plan except to sign a UFA goalie on July 1st, 2012. Here's what we'd be looking at, in order of # of wins last season:

Martin Brodeur
Jonas Gustavsson
Johan Hedberg
Scott Clemmensen
Dwayne Roloson
Martin Biron
Curtis Sanford
Al Montoya
Chris Mason
Brent Johnson
Ty Conklin
Brad Thiessen
Andrew Raycroft
Justin Peters
Alex Auld
Marty Turco
Dan Ellis
Curtis McElhinney
Sebastien Caron
Peter Mannino
Drew MacIntyre
Yann Danis

Basically if we don't sign the top guy on that list, we're up **** creek. That's what you're saying we should pin our hopes on. Your list of Lundqvists and Millers starts to look like a list of Raycrofts and Aulds in a hurry.

Only way i can explain it is Habs finished last with Price making 2.75 million.
What expectation do we have this year? I see Moen gone and Noky signed seems were goona be fighting for our lives again just to make 8th, which is bad.Why?Because Price isn't making 2.75 million anymore.
Now we give him 7 million, i tell you and everyone else i think you know ,a bad stretch at 2.75 million is different then at 7 million. This is Montreal not Florida.Same way Vancouver fans TURNED on Loungo...WHY?

Phoenix Coyotes didn't need Price in net.

Florida Panthers made playoff without Price in net

NJ Devils went to Cup with a 39 year old net minder

None of those teams finished last.

There is life after Price, and with the big return you get from him, you never miss a thing .

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