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11-02-2012, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by the banks View Post
And Howard's contract won't be til he's 42
The question is, would you rather have a goalie who is 33 locked up until he's 42 or a goalie who is a UFA next off-season?

I would prefer the security of knowing I actually have that talented goalie for a few years.

Originally Posted by the banks View Post
Right and the next thing to factor in is age. As you said goalies don't typically improve that much once they turn 27 (Howard), but you failed to note that goalies tend to decline when they hit about 33 (Luongo). Over the next 5+ years, a GM would be silly to choose Luongo over Howard. And this isn't even factoring contracts
The thing is, one person is using real stats about save% and the other is using made up stats about when goalies start to decline.

Neither is making positive comments about Luongo but one is fairly well proven while the other is pure conjecture.

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