Thread: Rumor: Ryan Miller to TB
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03-28-2013, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Allaboard View Post
Miller would fetch more because he's not a rental player. He has a contract for next year. Also Morrow is well past his best before date, and Iginla is on the back 9. Also goalies are like pitchers in baseball, the price is MUCH higher than regular players, these guys can win games for teams.
i agree with goalies, but let's look at past goalie trades that are comps:

Panthers traded Luongo, along with Lukas Krajicek and a 6th round pick to the Canucks for Todd Bertuzzi, Bryan Allen and a serviceable G in Alex Auld.
Ducks trade J.S. Giguere to the Leafs for a declining Vesa Toskala and Jason Blake a 2nd / 3rd line Winger.
Islanders trade Dwayne Roloson to the TB Lightning on Jan 1, 2011 for Ty Wishart.
Preds trade Vokoun for a 1st round, pick 9th overall (Josh Bailey) a 2nd round pick, 58th overall (Nick Spaling) and another 2nd round pick, 40th overall (Aaron Ness) to the Panthers
These are all starting goaltenders, and not a single one garnered a highly-drafted blue-chip prospect. Todd Bertuzzi was probably the best talent to go back in a starting goaltender trade, and that was because he was coming off of the Steve Moore incident and needed out of Vancouver.

I just don't think that goalies ever receive fair market value due to their predilection to be a product of a system moreso than any other position in a team sport.

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