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12-08-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
And if Gillis waits until the season starts, any of the following teams might feel more pressured to make the playoffs/cup run.

Tampa Bay(If Lindback gets lit up without two franchise defensemen in front of him)
Washington(if Holtby is incapable of being a starter)

Heck, even a Winnipeg fan said he'd be interested in Luongo at a decent price. Teams will be more inclined to go after a sure thing if their gambles in net don't pay off and they need to find results. Obviously there's a good chance that many of these goaltending situations resolve themselves. But for the ones that don't, the pressure will be all the greater.

It's a gamble, but it's far too early to say Gillis blew it. I'd recommend waiting until a deal actually happens before passing judgement. Personally I think Gillis made the right decision. Only time and hindsight may prove him wrong.
Please leave Edmonton out of this.

Edmonton and Vancouver are not trading for a goalie (or anything else) anytime soon. Right?

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