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06-23-2013, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
I probably would have done Read + Heeter + 2nd.
I know anything can happen in the playoffs but realistically this team isn't a true cup contender next season unless Schenn and Couturier take HUGE steps forward and they seem to be on a longer development curve. Plus even if they did become an upper echelon team again Read is only a nice complementary piece, not an essential core player. Read won't make or break a cup team, but a goalie might. I would have loved to taken a chance on a nearly fully developed, great pedigree goalie like Bernier. Mason looked great in his 7 games last year but come on, this guy was probably the worst goalie in the league at various points over the last couple years. We can't put all our eggs in that basket. Platooning him with Bernier would have been an ideal goalie situation. Two young, high upside goalies on relatively cheap contracts trying to prove themselves.
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