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05-13-2013, 01:26 AM
Matt Hunwick
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Originally Posted by Heebs21 View Post
When will the excuses stop? Is it the systems fault or the lack of support that makes him give up at least one sieve goal per game? Why did JS Giguere play better? Was the team around him different?

Varlamov is far from elite. As of now he would make a decent backup on a good team and a marginal starter on a bad team.

We gave Craig Anderson up for nothing and he is a Conn Smythe calibre goalie
We gave Brian Elliot up for nothing and he lead his team to the playoffs

Mike Smith was a FA signing
Thomas Vokoun was a FA signing
Antti Niemi was a FA signing
Jonas Hiller was a FA signing out of Switzerland
Viktor Fasth was a FA signing out of Sweden
Corey Crawford was a 2nd round pick
Jimmy Howard was a 2nd round pick
James Reimer was a 4th round pick

All of these guys are better than the goalie we have and all of their teams are in the playoffs. Look where they were found. We gave up a premium pick AND and 2nd round pick for a goalie who to this point is a complete bust.

Only homers can argue otherwise. Speaking of homerism, it is out of control on this board.

Regardless, we didn't give that much because we wanted a good goalie right them or right now. If we wanted that we would have signed Vokoun. We wanted a guy to grow with our core and he certainly has the potential to be an elite goalie.

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