they suck? if they suck, what does Biron do? Blow? Hedberg is ten times the goalie that Biron is, even at the age of 92 or whatever he is.
Come on Inferno, let's drop the hyperbole. You may agree that Hedberg is slightly better than Biron, I'm fine with that. I personally don't, I think they're about even (with Hedberg more likely to sharply decline due to his age).
I don't really understand all the Biron hate. He had some bad games towards the end of the year and his 5-hole was exposed, I admit. But it's not like teams suddenly "figured him out". Biron's been in the league for 15 seasons and played the same style his whole career. He just had a rough patch for about two months, just like he had an amazing stretch at the beginning of the season.
If you think there are any backups available who are significantly better, you are delusional. Any goalie that is "that much better" than Biron will not be a backup, they'll be a starter.
EDIT: Just noticed the guy you were responding to was also being a bit over the top. Hedberg absolutely does not suck, he's a top backup in the NHL...as is Biron. Either goalie would fit the role on NYR great (maybe one has a better year next year than the other, but to me it would be a coin flip). I just see no reason to replace Biron (someone who is well liked on the team and played pretty well in his role) with Hedberg when the difference is marginal.
Last edited by mrhockey193195: 06-08-2012 at 06:39 AM.
biron is a goalie - i think - who isn't good playing the occasional game. he is a goalie who is better with more work. while i don't think he's good to give hank the occasional game off, he would be good if hank got injured and was out for a while. so, in that respect, i think he's a good backup.
I'd definitely give him around $2M for two years. The Vokoun contract seems fair.
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