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03-12-2013, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ck26 View Post
Giacomin is the one guy who I thought someone might argue about, and my case for Vernon would be primarily (weakly) built on team success. I was thrilled to see other teams take Lorne Chabot and Mike Liut as backups ahead of Vernon.
I definitely see a case for Vernon over both Liut & Chabot, especially as a backup goaltender. I actually think there's no contest that Eddie Giacomin is the best backup in this draft. He's actually a better regular season goaltender than more than a few starters. However, his playoff portfolio is atrocious, which I fully understand why people stay away from him as a starter. He was not on our radar as a starter, but easily atop of our list as a backup.

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