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02-22-2013, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Undecided View Post
This thread got me on a bit of a train of thought.
Given Kari's injury history, and the way Lou plays, I don't think it is too much of a stretch to say Lou's career will be longer, and likely more consistent down the stretch as well.
Given that Kari is also 1 3/4ths years older than Lou, I think he is more eligible for trade talk.
Not that i'm necessarily saying his value is anywhere near Lou's, or that he should be traded either.
Its just that it seems like when this team is ready to compete, their backup will probably need to be closer to a 1B than a 2A with Kari around, considering they'd likely see a bit more work than with an injury-free #1.
Goalies generally don't return the kind of value a player of a different position but relatively equal caliber would. Look at what Florida got for Luongo way back when...a questionable Bertuzzi, a serviceable defender (Bryan Allen), and a backup goaltender (Auld). The market just isn't there.

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