Seems like revisionist history. Are you certain that it wasn't Oiler fans arguing that the value difference wasn't as great as most thought. I have a hard time believing that anyone would have actually rather had Price than Dubnyk.
I remember Price playing poorly for most of last year, and Dubnyk stealing games for Edmonton. Price put his bad year behind him and Dubnyk fell off a cliff. In short, last year, it was actually somewhat close.
Same thing happened with Cory Schneider vs. Dubnyk.