PROPOSAL: Avalanche Backups
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01-26-2004, 09:03 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Barrie, Ontario
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I agree with you, I think the Avs won't give up so quickly with Sauvé. But I wouldn't feel secure to go with him as a backup for the playoffs. He's not ready yet, and as you say, he's still very very nervous. What if Aebi has a slow start and that Granato wants to change his goalie during a game, hoping to gain some momentum ? Sauvé ? Hmm. What if Aebi gets injured for a couple of games ?
That's why I would like to get a rental goalie, just for these playoffs, then bye bye. A rental wouldn't be a problem, whatever money he makes, and that wouldn't move Sauvé out of Colorado.
Fitting to that category are Dafoe, Potvin, McLennan, Passmore, Brathwaite, Tugnutt, Shields, Schwab, Snow (probably not available), Osgood (not available), Khalibulin (too expansive), Kidd and yes, Salo !
I would definitly pick up Salo, of course, he's a little too good on paper (not this year) to be a backup, and that could be a problem for Aebi's confidence, but he's supposely available (won't be easy to get him from Edmonton though).
Conversely, I believe that the Oilers would love to move Salo if they could get anything much of a return for him. Problem is, we have to get another goalie if we move him. It would be nice to get someone inexpensive who could tandem with Conklin next year.
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