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01-03-2013, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by achdumeingute View Post
it doesn't matter who is here. If you have a limited window to rid yourselves of a contract that will suffocate you for 7 more years you must take it.

Just way too many years from the getgo.

Briere might get bought out...but he only has 2(?) more years...not worth it with Prongers deal sitting there too.
Yeah, it matters very much. Doesn't make sense to unload one contract and be forced to hand the same kind of contract to the next goalie who won't be a sureshot.

Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
A list of goalies slotted to become UFA after this year.

Notable names are Thomas, Nabokov, Backstrom, Howard, and Mike Smith.
Backstrom and Smith are the only interesting guys, imo.
Both on a short deal, because of age or the Phoenix-effect. Both won't be cheap.

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