hmm... maybe pony up a lot more and go after a Gibson \ the other goalie in LA Jones? or even Reimer.
Goalies like these are stuck behind elite goalies but could be future stars.
After this season we would be back to square 1 ... no goalies signed.. and the hunt will continue..
All MacT needed to do was wait a day or 2 and see if a GM offers a starting goalie knowing we just traded away one and need to fill that hole.
Sorry man, but I would guarantee if he ponied up and paid out for Gibson (presuming a huge leap in logic that he would even be available -- going back to my point about serious overpayment) or something of that ilk there would be a gigantic *****fest. Look at the drama queening now over these moves today... .
I don't buy it. Everyone thinks they know better but when you really ask someone about it... they come up with what you came up with (not trying to pick on you too much dude, your response is just the latest one I had read). I'm ok with this, it's for another 30 some games and then they can decide if they want to try and re-sign or look elsewhere in the off-season.
I really hope this helps, but I doubt it. I've liked Dubnyk but this year he struggled playing behind a team that flatout sucks. Bryz comes in and looks no better. Why should we believe Scrivens will be a big improvement? Until the backend is fixed, they are still going to be hot garbage.
Dubnyk: Hey, MacT, I have a request or something.
MacT: Shoot, man.
Dubnyk: I just feel our defence could really benefit from a number 1 dman. Say, you know, like Shea Weber. That's a player I could play behind.
Mact: Huh. Well, let me see what I can do for you.
Dubnyk: Really? No foolin?
MacT: Yeah. ...
We give up a mediocre goalie for a grossly overpaid 4th liner on a horrendous deal and bring in a mediocre goalie who looks incredible on arguably the best defensive team in the league.
MacT needs to start addressing the defense and stop worrying about the goaltending.
Maybe having Scrivens come in and look like garbage just like Bryzgalov has and just like Dubnyk has will make MacT realize this isn't a goaltending issue.
No, MacT needs to do both. I'm glad he's starting that process. By no means is he done, but as fans, we should be happy that he's doing something. Our goaltending is better today than it was yesterday.