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07-26-2012, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Hatrick Marleau View Post
Then who would start? Greiss? What if Greiss does terrible. Then what? Niemi is a proven starter. We should let Greiss have more chances to start to see what he is made of, though.
Greiss would start and be that years "OMG who knew this unknown backup would be an elite goaltender in contention for the Vezina and why is he paid almost nothing?" story

happens all the time... we have a solid top-4 and 2 ACs that specialize in D, so why not with Greiss

it's a risk, yes, Greiss could fall flat on his face... but Niemi did terrible this past year, too, and we survived... listen, I like Nemo and think he will bounce back, but everyone says we have depth at goaltender, so if DW really believes that, then I think it's a risk DW has to think about taking

not saying DW should shop Niemi, I just don't think DW should consider him untouchable

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