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05-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Richter Scale View Post
Gotchya. Didn't read through the whole thread, so didn't see anyone else *****ing about Hank who also said they didn't watch the whole game. On the same page as you then.

Anyway, re: the Fleury comparison people are making right now --

There are trade offs. I wouldn't trade Hank for virtually anything, but having a goalie eating up close to $7 mil in salary in a cap world will limit what you can do with the rest of the team. Fleury makes $5 mil. This close to $2 mil difference - combined with the salary tied up in Drury and Redden's buyouts - leaves the Rangers with a lot fewer options than the Pens have. Those two factors are a big part of why the Pens have a much deeper forward corps than pretty much anyone in the NHL.

There may be some legitimacy to going for the solid, lower paid goalies and hoping they go on a tear in the playoffs or have a breakout season.
I get it, but I can't really get on that bandwagon. He is making that money and performing like a rockstar most of the time.

If we want to talk about money and cap room, we should talk about the underperformers that are wasting dollars. cough Richards cough

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