weak answer. don't expect to get very far past high school with that kind of reasoning.
It makes no sense to me to say that JDD is, or will be, as good as a goaltender who has put up superior numbers at every level, and won the WJC MVP, the Calder Cup, Calder Cup MVP, CHL goaltender of the year - despite his supposed lack of 'intangibles'.
HAHAHA. Valedictorian of my high school class and I have a university degree there buddy. I wonder why teams pay scouts to go and watch players. I guess if you just look at the stats of players and see which awards they won you could draft players based on that, but obviously there is more to it than that: like watching the games. So before trying to insult ones intelligence think about what you are writing. There is no denying the accolades that Carey Price has received, but there are tons of examples in pro sports of guys who received accolades in junior/college and it just didn't relate to the pros: Andre Ware won a Heisman in college and never made it as an NFL quarterback. CHL players of the year: Christian Dube, Charles Poulin, Simon Gamache, Corey Locke... Calder Cup MVP: Corey Schwab, Johan Holmqvist, Wade Flaherty, Peter Ferraro, Mike Maneluk....
Again, I have not taken any accolades away from Carey Price. Whats done is done. He had a great career leading up to the NHL. But if he doesn't learn to battle he will never be a great goalie in the NHL, and like I said before, I just don't see it.
Vancouver (Corey Schneider), Calgary (Leland Irving), L.A. (Jonathan Bernier), Florida (Jacob Markstrom) and Buffalo (Jhonas Enroth) are all listed by TSN as their team's top prospect in their recent compilation of trading chips for the league not to mention half a dozen other teams who have goalie prospects in their top five.
I claim no particular knowledge about any of these guys but timing for this team going forward seems to indicate that this would be a good place to look as we are restructuring the team over the next 12 months.
If Bulin's injury is decided to be career ending, what happens with the remainder of his contract?
I, personally, would like to see Halak or Price in Edmonton. I've read that Montreal has interest in some of Edmonton's player. Whether that's actually true or not is to be determined. If it is, I'd package up a few players to get Halak or Price.