Thread: Value of: Plekanec, Eller & DD
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12-18-2012, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by lamp9post View Post
Except NHL starting goalies don't play for free, so trading Rinne doesn't free up a full $7mil b/c you have to account for his replacement. Even a mediocre starter will cost you $3-4 mil so you are left with $3-4mil for an upgrade elsewhere.

To put that into perspective, you could have Dubnyk+R. Bourque, or you could have a top-5 goalie+cheap secondary scoring. I think secondary scoring is easier to find on the cheap than decent goaltending, so I'd take the top goalie every time.
Dont worry, this is right and was all taken into account in previous study.

The basic idea is by investing the 7 000 000$ in forward/defenseman instead of a goalies, you also take the spot of lower pay defenseman/player, this free salary to pay the new goalie.

its like having a 7 000 000$ forward with a 4 000 000$ goalie or a 7 000 000$ goalie and 4 000 000$ forward, what matter is where you invest the most, and where it make the greatest positive impact on a team.

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