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10-28-2012, 05:05 AM
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When was the last time a team traded for a goalie for a BIG time offer and had any benifit?
Roy to Colorado?
The goaltending position has been watered down due to coaching systems. They're pretty much interchangeable.
Roy to Colorado was back in 1995.
In this era the difference of skill between an elite goalie and an average goalie was a lot greater than today and elite goalie did worth every penny.
Nowadays the gap is closer, the average NHL goalie is very good. And having an elite goalie doesn't make as much a difference as we used to see.
This is part of the reason why many of the recent goalie acquisition didnt worth it. Not when there are cheap UFA out there like Smith, Theodore, Elliot, Giguere, Vokoun, Nabokov who can give you a performance not that far from the elite goalie. There was no such thing back in the 80' 90'.
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