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03-18-2007, 03:44 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York
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It's not a matter of 'wanting' either Montoya or Lundqvist to win out. I could care less who wins, only that the best goalie is here for the long haul. Assuming that 'there's no way' that it could be Montoyya is a bit shortsighted. Why can't it be? As I said, he's matched Lundqvist at every stage of his career. That doesn't meen he'll be as good as Henrik at the NHL level, but it's a possibility that shouldn't be ruled out.
Right now there just isn't much to be gained by not giving Montoya the chance. Yes, you chould move him, but if you move him now your either doing so for a substandard return, or you are going to have to include more asstes along with Montoya to get the return you want. Let him come up and prove himself, give him the chance to puch Lundqvist. If Henrik is as good as we think he is then he'll be able to keep his spot, if he's not...well then we'll all be very glad that we have Montoya.
Right now the smart money is on Lundqvist being between the pipes for the next 10 years. But there is very little to lose by giving Al a chance, but there is alot to be squandered by moving him now for no reason.
That's not a bad idea at all and I wouldn't mind if it happens. Still, my general feeling right now is "If it ain't broken don't fix it". If we see Lundqvist struggle for an extended amount of time in the near future then by all means bring up Montoya. If he keeps playing like he has the past few months though and we put in Montoya just to see if he's better then that's petty darn insulting to Lundqvist if you ask me. I don't know, It could just be that I have grown to like the guy so much that I wouldn't want anyone else in the net right now. But that's just my fanboyism talking so I'll stop there
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