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11-03-2013, 11:42 AM
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Matt19Oilers
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Originally Posted by Mentallydull View Post
Quite frankly, I'm AMAZED that not a single one of the trade proposals I've seen here solves our biggest problem: goaltending.

We can make whatever trades for bigger forwards or top 3 d-men but if we don't get a solid goalie then it doesn't mean ****.

We need to build back-end out. If we're going to trade some kids then get a goalie first and, if necessary, package two of them for a #1 D. We can worry about our size up front later.
Relating to the first part of your post, I think that everyone here, myself included, are just hopeful that our goalie problem can be solved via free agency (Halak or Hiller). It would seem that the only available #1 goalies that we could realistically get via trade right now are at the end of their contracts, so would not be worthwhile to trade for.

I agree that the forward group doesn't mean much now without a real #1 goalie and a decent group of defensemen.

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