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12-07-2003, 03:03 PM
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JV
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Originally Posted by Corey
What a GM you'd make! Already Giguere is as deflated as one of those floats after the Macy's parade. Talk about one good year! Blackburn has yet to prove he even belongs in the NHL. Lalime has been very poor. In the game against Florida, Theo played at least as well as Luongo. I haven't seen Lehtonen or Vokoun this year. The only one I'd definitely consider is Fleury, and frankly just about every one of the 29 other GMs, including Lamoriello, would consider trading their #1 for Fleury. Theo is also outplaying Hasek (not on your list) and quite a few others.
J.S. is technically more sound than Theodore. Unlike Theodore, Giguerre has shown he can do it in the post-season. Unlike Theodore, his teammates like him. Real problem with J.S. now is that he carries a similar price tag.

If you don't think Blackburn will have a better pro career than Theo, then you haven't been watching carefully, imo. He's 5 years younger (or more?) and he's got all the tools.

As for the GM crack, it's worth considering that Gainey is building a team to compete perhaps three years from now. We need to be paying our goalie 5 million a year as much as we need to sign Audette long term. I'd rather have two guys sharing the load like they have in Minny, rather than a guy busy selling cake and hanging with the Angels in east end Montreal bunkers. But that's just me.

And finally, I didn't mention guys like Hasek (and other goalies who are clearly better than Theodore) because they wouldn't make sense for this team anyway. Whether Theo's really the "top ten goalie" others claim is another debate.

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