Thread: Speculation: Tim Thomas
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03-25-2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MattM92 View Post
I'm not a fan of the whole 'two #1 goalies' thing. If we have two, we don't have one. Look at the last 10 teams to win the Cup, how many had a 1A/1B and how many had a #1?

2012: Quick
2011: Thomas
2010: Niemi (#1 in playoffs)
2009: Fleury
2008: Osgood (Same as Niemi)
2007: Giguere
2006: Ward
2004: Khabibulin
2003: Brodeur
2002: Hasek
2001: Roy
Who's to say one doesn't win the job in/prior to the playoffs like Niemi/Osgood? We need to make the playoffs first and foremost and I think a goalie like Thomas could help bring us there. I like Lindback and think he's got potential, but we'll be doing ourselves a disservice if he's our #1 going into next season again, unless it's another rebuilding year.

Plus, I'd rather us sign an experienced netminder in FA for nothing than trade significant prospects and picks for a "#1 goalie".

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