LOCKOUT GAME: Pretend there is a new expansion team... Who do you protect?
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11-05-2012, 12:55 AM
Smith - Alfie
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Yeah, but we can't but all our hopes in Lehner, not to mention Anderson is starting to get old, and has had some bad years already. Not saying it would be ideal, or the first thing to come to mind, but it is definitely and option in my opinion.
Putting Anderson up on the unprotected list puts even more pressure on Lehner, though. Andy is the only established starter of the trio. Get rid of him, suddenly you're forced to either rush Lehner or overplay Bishop. Get rid of Bishop, you just have to find a decent backup and let Lawson compete with Lehner this year, and then Driedger and Brassard in the future.
Look at Toronto if you want an example of a team that elected to forgo a veteran in favour of two young, unproven goalies.
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