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03-25-2013, 11:51 AM
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Kyle Doobas*
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
I'd love to get M. Smith or Backstrom this offseason. Backstrom could play the role of aging veteran starter, able to play ~40-55 games, leaving Reimer with a reasonable workload.

While Smith could take the role of longterm starter, obviously would be a great addition. My only concern is that Phoenix could be heavily inflating his stats (see Bryzgalov). I haven't seen enough of his play to be convinced that he actually is really good and turned his career around, and that it's not just a product of Tippet + Phoenix. I'd have to hear more about him from Western Conference fans.
I didn't see much of the Coyotes in the regular season, so his stats could've been inflated, but Smith definitely stood on his head many nights in the playoffs last year.

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