I rrreeeeaaaallllyyy donít think Vokoun will be traded any time soon. Heís such an important part of our team and a huge key to our success that it just seems highly unlikely for Poile to trade him. I think weíll pay him what we need to. We could trade other guys that were making a lot of money because we had guys we could plug in and get the same/better results for less (a la Skrastins/Delmore). At goalie we donít have that luxury (Mason is playing well, but I think he is best served being the backup for at least a year in the NHL).
What I am paranoid about though, last year we were doing so great in February and on our way to the promised land. All that time no one was talking about us, and we quietly went on our merry little way shocking the league. Then everyone started talking about us, Leggy went down and we just lost everything. Earlier in the year, Vokoun was doing well and then started to get some print and went on a little slump. Now weíre starting to get some pub again and people are talking about us making the final 8 like itís just common knowledge. And Iím just scared that something is going to happen to ruin us. As much as I want our guys to get recognition for a job well done, I think I would rather us run under the radar and have everyone say what a shock it was that we made it!
It could just be that since weíve never had a team like this that itís unfamiliar territory. But, until we either clinch a spot or after the last regular season game is over, I donít know if I will stop feeling uneasy about our team! (If we started playing better and getting some Wís, and some players would get going that might make me feel a little better *coughlegwand/arkhipovcough*)