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12-03-2012, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Tarus View Post
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.
I think goalies are just hard to price.

Since when has a goalie been traded for top end talent.

So much of what a goalie does depends on systems and defensive play that you can't even trade for a top end goalie and expect the same performance out of him post-trade.

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