I really don't understand some of you. We already need to do some tinkering/trades to be cap compliant, you all realize this correct?
If we try and pursue a 6+ Mil goalie, our team is going to have to change dramatically. Yes we would be sounder in net, but we'd lose a chunk of our offense or defense...Not to mention we have to worry about our cap situation for the next year to sign someone quite important.
We need a goalie around the 4 mil range or under. How does Vokoun not make more sense than any of these other goalies?
This board is so bi-polar sometimes, its like a herd of you are some rambling mob "goalie goalie goalie". Let's not be so dramatic as to completely blow up the team for a goalie, let's work with what we have, trade assets that are worth something that we can do without (See: Versteeg/Carle etc) and get ourselves a realistic goalie. Who I might add, can probably perform on par with any of the ones mentioned if he has an average season for himself here. Yes, an average season for him will do this.
Well said. Although I'm intrigued about how Versteeg will play in a contract year...he strikes me as a paycheque player so I'd be willing to keep him until the trade deadline next year to see if we can maximize his value. But $5+ million for a goalie is nuts. $4 million should be the absolute max but I'm not even sure we'd have to pay that much given the free agent goalie market that's existed the past couple of years.
Biggest thing that matters to me is the post season. He's never been able to really help his team in playoffs, when he is most needed, like some other "underrated" goalies..
He didn't help? They got almost no offense this year, and every loss was a 1 or 2 goal loss...Lundqvist is the only reason that series was even remotely close. And yes, although the Caps won in 5, the games individually were very tight. The team in front of him was nonexistent.
i mean in his whole career. he isnt winning goalie in the playoffs. thats the only thing that matters.
Goalie isn't the only position on the ice. He can only prevent goals, not score them. If the team isn't scoring enough goals, or playing good enough defense and hanging him out to dry, there's nothing he can do.
Edit: So...by your logic, Michael Leighton is a better goalie than Henrik.