The Carey Price Discussion Thread (part 2)
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04-25-2013, 12:41 AM
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Aaaaaand Palindrom returns with the same old arguments. I swear I should keep a text file with all the arguments against around.
He was laying in ambush waiting for Price to have a bad sequence. We sure won't hear about all of that stuff when Price leads us to playoff wins.
And there is at least one massively overpaid forward or defensemen on nearly every NHL roster. Is there a difference?
actually, there's a huge difference... your 6Mil+ goalie pretty much guarantees you a career backup on the cheap side ala Budaj, someone not good enough to be a starter (not even an average one), meaning that if there's ONE player not living up to his potential/salary, namely the #1 G, your season is done and over with.
While if you have ONE forward having a sucky season, there's 11 others who can contribute and help the team win. Same for D, ONE having a bad season is manageable as others can help out and you can change his "role" and icetime.
And you can even adjust your system based on who's performing and who's not. Can't adjust to a goalie making or not making saves.
And huh, forget about Theodore or Vokoun for a moment, think more Anderson (Bishop also), Niemi and the likes, capable goalies who have proven to be good enough to be #1 on good teams. Well these goalie average 4Mil per year...
the two or three millions saved, for a team able to spend to the limit means two or three millions more on D or F corp...
example (even salaries or close) : you'd prefer 1. Price and Gorges or 2. Anderson and Karlsson ?
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