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01-16-2013, 07:39 PM
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Toxic0n
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Originally Posted by Toxic0n
It makes perfect sense if you actually think about it. Longer window to compete. Luongo gives us 5-6 of great goaltending. Schendier hopefully gives us at least 10 with a cheaper cap hit for the next few years to boot.

Do people on this board not use their brains anymore?
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Originally Posted by blankall
Yeah as a matter of fact they do, which is why they are calling you on your BS.

You don't go with futures when you have 2 franchise players in their prime and recently went to the Stanley Cup Finals. Your window is now with the Sedins. You can't assume you will have a great team in 10 years that even has a window to win. For all you know you could be bottom feeders in 10 years.

The salary cap difference is really not all that great either. Certainly not enough to take a clear downgrade in goal, as you state.
Our BS? I will put it in terms even you can understand.
10 year window > 5-6 year window
You can try to frame it any way you want, the facts are:
1. It is not a clear downgrade in goal, don't put words in my mouth.
2. Some cap savings are always a good thing
3. Even if we are bottom feeders in 6 years, at least goaltending will not be an area of concern.

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