2013 Leafs Trades/Proposals/Signings XI - Winter... I mean...Deadline approaching
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03-25-2013, 04:32 PM
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I think it would be the complete opposite actually. Bringing in a veteran like Kiprusoff takes all the pressure off of Reimer, because Kipper is far and away the starter between the two. Reimer can be inserted into low pressure games and would watch a seasoned veteran deal with high pressure playoff games. Not that I'm advocating trading for Kiprusoff because Calgary will want a kings's ransom, but I do hope Nonis at least picks up a short term veteran goalie as an insurance policy for the playoff run/playoffs.
I agree. Reimer has the talent to be a very good goalie in this league and has shown plenty of flashes of it throughout his career however much like most young goalies he doesn't have the consistency yet. Having a veteran for the rest of this season and next would allow Reimer to learn how a veteran handles the ups and downs of the NHL seasons and allow Reimer to grow without the constant eye of the entire city. Kiprusoff would be perfect for that time-frame.
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