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03-02-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Dick Whitman View Post
The reason why that's not going to happen is because they aren't available. If they are, they have no trade clauses and they're not going to Columbus. Oh and finally, they'll cost you a lot more than a guy that's still unproven.

Most starters are home grown or traded before they turn into #1 goaltenders. I can understand your desire as a Jackets fan but it's not very realistic.
You may also note that, y'know, we haven't asked for anyone like that because we're quite aware that that's a very difficult type of asset to acquire. That's why we're going with two young borderline-NHLers while the goaltenders in the system develop, and will probably be taking a look at the UFA market.

It's not about what we're trying to get. It's about what folks are trying to send us.


(That said, we might look into seeing if Jonas Hiller can be poached from the Ducks.)

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