Biggest Orginzational Weakness - Goaltending Depth: How To Fix It
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02-08-2013, 06:08 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Saint John
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I don't like gambling like that, you never know who is going to be the next Dipietro and be destroyed by injuries. The best model to follow with goalies is Nashville, who put their future with Rinne - but that didn't stop them from producing a highly hyped backup in Lindback that they were able to ship off for picks.
If you produce more goalies, you give Price some healthy competition and have another trade asset. Otherwise your backup is journeymen and redemption projects like Auld and Budaj.
Actually I'd say Nashville is a bad example. Lindback was a 7th round pick. The odds of a 7th round pick becoming a viable NHL player are quite poor. You can't just "produce" goalies. A lot of luck is involved but I'm not against using a 3rd/4th round pick on one in the upcoming draft.
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