The Rumours and Speculation Thread #4
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05-20-2013, 02:05 PM
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Location: Pipersville, PA
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I don't get the logic? You will take the risk on a player who has never played in the NHL before over a player who took one year off? Lets see Eriksson hasn't played in the NHL for 22 years, while TT hasn't played for one year. I take TT.
Also if we do buy out Bryz and go veteran route, there isn't a better option other than TT. Backstrom most likely will re-sign and that's about it. Hell no to Mike Smith and his price tag.
He's played in the NHL yes. But he's still 39 years old. Hasn't played hockey at all in a full calender year. Who's to say he kept in shape? One of the things I noticed about older players, is that they really have to keep up with everyone else more so than younger counter parts. Jagr, Selanne, Recchi, Lidstrom, they all had to keep up their shape just so they could stay good players in the league. Does anyone know anything on what Thomas has been up to since he hasn't played in a full calender year?
Remember, Hasek was thinking of coming back to the NHL in his mid-40s, and I still don't know why people wanted him back. Yes, he is easily one of the best goaltenders ever, but no one would want him since he's that old. How can you even know someone as old as him without playing for a full year can play 55 games? I don't think I can think of a goalie that has been out of the game for that long, at his age, to just come back and play 55 games. That's absurd.
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