What is your opinion on him?
Would he be someone that the fans of Les Habitants would like to see between the pipes?
The reason I ask is the Ducks will be looking to shed some major dough this summer to keep their RFAs and a couple UFAs and Jonas Hiller has been the man in the playoffs.....
That said, Jean-Sébastien Giguère has a NTC and has a 6m cap hit for two more seasons. Ducks goalie coach François Allaire is a "free agent" this summer, so I am wondering if this could help Jean-Sébastien Giguère decide to waive his NTC if you guys land Allaire?
Would getting him make Price expendable to Tampa for Vincent Lecavalier?
We're afforded the luxury of two servicable goalies for less than market value. We got satisfactory value from these goalies last year. As we made the play-offs. They are both young and improving (however quickly) so we can expect the same level of performance next year, perhaps even better.
Add to this, we will need to re-organize our team since we have a busy off-season ahead with many needs up front and on the blueline. That 6 mil will come in pretty handy.
I can't see it happening. I think we'll stick with what we got and spend on upgrading elsewhere. Give our young goalies another chance to show they're developing.
If there were a trade, realistically speaking, I'd expect Halak to go, given Gainey's affinity for Price. That'd be the first domino.
There is no point in bring him in. If our new coach felt it was proper for Giguere to be the number 1 then Gainey would intervene(just like he did when Julien and Carbo had a different opinion then Gainey about the goaltenders). BG needs to leave those decisions to the coaches..
No way for Giguère, way too expensive. With the ton of money and the early exit there's not a better time then right now to change the face of the franchise, either we get top line players or we build from within...
I wouldn't take Giguere if the Ducks offered him free. We don't need a goalie, and we especially don't need a cap-crippling goalie like Giguere. He would probably stand a pretty good chance of clearing waivers. As has been noted above, we need to spend our cap space elsewhere. Defense first.