Granted, we may not have a 23 year old goaltending prospect of Miller's caliber (meaning this thread isn't meant to compare Halak to Miller) but it's a good example of why patience can be a virtue and why I'm generally happy that hockey message board posters (myself included) aren't currently employed as NHL General Managers.
We do, however, have a lot of good prospects/young NHL players who have significant upside. And, similar to Miller, their value going forward is most likely far greater to us than it is to others.
Of course, my comments on Theodore in that thread are pretty laughable as well.
What does this teach us? If anything?
For the rest of this season, through the off-season, and forever, half of what you say will be right and half will be wrong.
The problem is you'll never know until it's too late which half is which.
On this board,nobody wanted to trade our youth just for a playoff push.It's not worth it.Also Price will be our future goalie not Halak
I wasn't referring to any thoughts that may or may not have existed in the past to trade youth for a playoff push this year.
I'm pointing out that some of the players who we think might not be progressing rapidly enough for our tastes may very well end up being better than we expect. I think there are a lot of people who are extremely impatient with this entire team, in general, and would prefer to see moves made for the sake of making moves. At least that's how it seems to me.
We've come pretty far, and I don't think we should cut off our nose to spite our face, so to speak.