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07-05-2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JonQuixote View Post
The best case scenario is competent backup. That's it. Labarbera has demonstrated that through a long career. There's no upside greater than that.

Whereas the upside of some other goaltending options - realistic upside, not fairy tales - was true starting goaltender who could push Dubnyk and turn one of our 2 guys into a value asset.
Labarbera has been a competent backup (plus a brief stint as a starter) for a little over half his career. Why is that a best case now?

fwiw A true starting goalie wouldn't merely push Dubnyk, he would win the job easily.

With Labarbera's signing another goalie could be coming here, best case ... not very likely.

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