Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Stars sign Lehtonen to extension (5 years/29.5 M)
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09-14-2012, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by detredWINgs View Post
You sure about that? Given that the current goaltending trend suggests only short-term, high-level success for goaltenders, I'd say this is still something of a risky deal. By numbers alone, its much more likely that this deal bites Dallas in the ass within the next few years than it proves a good contract. I'd think the Luongo, Bryzgalov, Giguere, Huet, Nabokov, Fleury, Niemi, Anderson, Backstrom deals of recent years would've deterred franchises from offering long-term, high-paying deals to goaltenders who are anything but career-long producers a la Lundqvist and Brodeur.
So when Howard signs a similar deal you'll be singing the same tune, right?

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