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12-03-2012, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by DousedInOil View Post
The risk you gotta take. Teams don't trade away proven goaltenders for peanuts.
Except they do.

There are plenty of decent goaltenders moving around the league outside of the elite top end. A status which Bernier/Schneider/Harding or any other backup do not qualify for, it's debatable they qualify as "proven".

There is also a ton of risk in picking up sheltered backup goaltenders from elite and/or defensive obsessed teams as well. No team wants to overpay based on unfounded hype and end up with the next Toskala, Cloutier, or Raycroft - a real risk with any tender who hasn't been relied upon as a number 1.

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