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01-17-2013, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by xX Hot Fuss View Post
Someone who gets it. Its why i traded away Kari Lehtonen after a year. I knew he was going to ask for too much money and no goalie (AFAIK) can justify that cap hit.

81 ovr Bernier has been in the top tier of GAA for the past 2 seasons. Goalies are only as good as the team in front of them. Not even Lundqvist, Rinne, and Quick are immune to playing bad defense.

Yes, Bernier will let in terrible goals sometimes (looking at you there Harold) but thats the tradeoff you get for paying your goalie $3 mil/year.

I like the trade a lot. Plus it actually brings a real Penguins player BACK to the Pens lol, never thought i'd see that. Both GMs get exactly what they want.
Exactly why I traded Lindback. Both he and Helenius **** me off on occasion with bad goals, but Helenius makes $3.1mil less. I would rather allocate that money into a top 4 defenseman instead of a very slight upgrade in goal.

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