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10-04-2013, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by habsfanatics View Post
But him sucking never prevented them from getting there in the first place, makes perfect sense.

Goaltenders have marginal trade value for a reason.
Leighton was on an all-star team. He was an awful goalie that played behind a team that scored a lot of goals, had forwards who played well in their own end, and was behind a very tough and stingy defense. However, when it came down to it and they finally faced a team that could cope with the amount of talent in their roster, they lost because Chicago got better goaltending.

Marginal? Ok.

Halak gets a former 13th overall pick plus a prospect.
Ben BISHOP gets a 2nd rounder
Jonathan BERNIER gets a 2nd rounder plus a good young player (Frattin)
Corey Schneider gets a top 10 pick.
Luongo gets at the time, a premiere power forward, a promising shut down defenseman and another player.
Anders Lindback gets a 2nd round pick.
Varlarmov got a bundle of picks, including a 1st rounder.

None of these goalies, including Luongo at the time, had any body of work that really said anything other than potential to be good. Halak never had a full season workload; Same as Schneider. Luongo never played the play-offs. Bernier, Bishop, Lindback etc. all got 2nd round picks despite not doing anything other than being back-ups that teams were willing to gamble on.

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