Jets - Free Agents, Trades, Rumors, Speculation - Off Season 2012-13 (Part X)
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12-11-2012, 12:06 AM
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Pavelec is getting a bum wrap from what I'm reading. He's fine. He's young. I trust him fully between the pipes. Is he the best goalie in the NHL? No. But he's in the top 20 in my opinion. There are other teams that should be WAY more concerned about their tending than us. (Chicago, Toronto, Washington, tampa?, Edmonton, Philly?, San Jose, columbus, new jersey, Colorado.)
Now don't jump down my throat for a couple of those teams, but any of those teams' top goalies are worse or comparable to Pavs imo. I'd be just fine going with him for now, but still put some emphasis on drafting a couple highly touted goalies in the near Future. Preferably the upcoming draft. For the reason that, beyond Pavelec, we don't got much.
I would trade Pavi for Varlamov in an instant.
Dubnyk seems fairly lateral to me. Less upside, but more consistency.
Most of the others are marginal downgrades IMO. Pav may have more upside, but I am not sure he will meet it.
Lindback and Bob the Goalie may surprise a little. Wouldn't be blown away by either guy out doing Pav.
Then again, I don't surprise easy and I could see Pav putting up another .914
Hopefully Pav breaks out this year.
He outperformed Niemi with the sad sack Pelicans, maybe he is turning the corner.
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