Can't help but remember the last time we got a 23 year-old goaltender for cheap that was once thought be highly rated in JS Giguere.
Interesting point. That makes me feel a little better.
But 2 things give me pause. 1) Giguere was traded for a 2nd. Not a 6th (with an extremely small possibility of a 3rd). Kiprusoff went for a 2nd also around that time. Obviously Giguere was still much more highly thought of than Pogge now. 2) The guy who was instrumental in Giguere's turnaround (and of all the guys you mentioned as being successes), Allaire, is gone now. Who knows if our new goalie coach can do as well. I'm rather underwhelmed with Peeters' track record in Edmonton, but we shall see.
Oh, and too bad we don't have Iowa anymore. Because Justin*Pogge would have been perfect for the C*H*O*P*S.
I wouldn't be surprised if Pogge goes back to the Marlies to play...
I'd be shocked/horrified if Pogge was playing the Marlies. He had to go to give Reimer a shot (who won the playoff mvp as a rookie in the ECHL last season). Good luck with Pogge, I figured with us getting Allaire we'd keep him, so either Pogge wore out his welcome or Allaire didn't like him either....Good luck with him.