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04-28-2009, 07:05 AM
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Jean-Sébastien Giguère

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?

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04-28-2009, 07:14 AM
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The Habs would take Allaire. As for Giggy, he's a good goalie but an expensive one. It's better for the Habs to spend the money elsewhere. Another defenceman wouldn't hurt.

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04-28-2009, 07:16 AM
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We do not need a 6 million dollar burden.We need a cheap experienced veteran goalie who can take Price under his wing.
The money can be better spent upgrading the defence.

I live in Montreal, but I can't understand why every French player is brought up here.I jear Andre Racicot wants to make a comeback and he'll be cheap too.

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04-28-2009, 07:20 AM
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I don't think we should.

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.

It's not a bad thought, but we have bigger needs.

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04-28-2009, 07:35 AM
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Allaire everyday, but Giguère never

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04-28-2009, 07:55 AM
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As a preventive measure, I've bought up all the red light bulbs in this town to discourage the Habs from re-signing Racicot.

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04-28-2009, 08:17 AM
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Halak is already giving Price competition to raise his game, just resign him. In a non-cap world, I would love Giggy here though.

We need that money elsewhere though.

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04-28-2009, 08:22 AM
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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..

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I still think Price is the man longterm, but Halak is capable of stealing the job. Giguere would only be a short-term solution anyway.

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04-28-2009, 08:37 AM
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Does Giguere come with Getzlaf? No way I don't want Giguere,if that's the case I would rather the Habs spend big and go after Khabibulin if the Hawks wanna move him to keep huet

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04-28-2009, 08:43 AM
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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...

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I'd take Legace before Giguere, since he's cheaper and Jiggy would want to play 60 games.

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04-28-2009, 11:35 AM
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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.

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