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02-04-2013, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Viqsi View Post
There is a contradiction here. A goaltending prospect and a NHL goalie are not the same thing. We have tons of the former, and were a tad limited on the latter. And goaltending is just way too damned volatile to take that kind of "he might step in" risk, especially in exchange for one's franchise player.

And there weren't all that many forwards available for defensemen when the trade was going to happen.

Lehner would be nice to have, but trading for him is IMO a mistake.
I'd put it this way. Ottawa's package had higher ceiling. The Rangers' package brought more established players. I doubt that potential of whoever will be drafted with the Rags pick would be higher than Zib's or Lehner's.

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