Ah yes, ignore the rest of the substance. They're not one "Antoine Vermette" from hoisting the Cup, They're Vermette, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Green, plus some players getting hot in the post-season away. If you don't think he improves the team, then you're either just dense or trolling.
Neuvirth is awful he's never gonna be a starter on a cup contending team. He lacks that fire, and comes off lacking confidence and as a ***** in a way. He was good last year, but was mediocre in the playoffs for the most part. Not to mention he's single handedly lost about half the games he's played in this year. And Carlzner... It's really getting old. Hop off Neuvys ****. He clearly sucks, at least this year. Give it up.
So a "not a homer" considers Neuvirth a starting goalie? Right.
Okay, you win Wiz. You clearly know more than I.
If we can't land Vermette, who else will put us over the top? Are we one Radim Vrbata away? Can I call Espen Knutsen's agent to see if he'd like to fill our 2C hole? What other mediocre player can we get to center our second line? I think I'm the only one who doesn't see us being "THAT CLOSE *finger pinch*" this year.
You know, adding 'ha', 'lol', or any assorted laughing smilies doesn't help your argument, right?
If the options for next year are Harding + a 2C or just Neuvirth, then yes, UFA backup Harding will help win a Cup now more so than Neuvirth will.
Or, we could keep the more proven goalie with potential, and sign someone better than Vermette in the offseason... Plus Kuz, possibly someone from the draft... Who knows. But Neuvirth is the better option than Harding and there are other options to improve than Trading Neuvirth.
Or, we could keep the more proven goalie with potential, and sign someone better than Vermette in the offseason... Plus Kuz, possibly someone outside the draft... Who knows. But Neuvirth is the better option than Harding and there are other options to improve than Trading Neuvirth.
Who's better than Vermette that's available to sign in the offseason?
I'm ignoring the Neuvirth stuff, because I'm convinced you wouldn't trade him for Tim Thomas due to his 'potential'.