Re: Todays poll on the globe on the voting who stays and goes?
posted at 5/5/2012 4:43 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Todays poll on the globe on the voting who stays and goes?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Todays poll on the globe on the voting who stays and goes? : .. sign and make a decision on Thomas. As I have stated the best case scenario is leave the goaltending alone. Yet..... I truly believe we've seen the best of Thomas we'll ever see (2011), and I'll always thank him for it. But if ever there was a time to roll the dice and hope Rask can be a dependable #1 goalie NOW is that time. The NHL is a league of parity now perhaps even moreso than the NFL. If the Bruins essentially stand pat and move some 3rd/4th liners around and then HOPE that Horton returns to full form to fill the obvious offensive void we saw this post-season, well...that's a lot of wishful thinking IMO....trading Thomas now frees up some money, and if PC is willing to really Riverboat Gamble, I'd throw in a guy like Lucic and a lower round pick to bring in a BIG gun a la Nash from CBJ before the NYR get their hooks in him. yeah, losing Looch would be a shame in some ways but I'll wager a hungry Nash would more than make up for the sometimes great, sometimes "meh" Lucic, the latter of which we saw much more in round 1 this season. Time to trade TT while his stock is high...take a shot that Rask is the right man at the right time and that Khubodin maybe a gem in the making as well. Failing all that show Corvo the door as fast as is humanly possible.
Posted by TryToBearIt[/QUOTE]
I see two problems with trading Thomas.
1st, in a salary cap world, there is a very fine line between, winning the cup, and not even making the playoffs. In such an evenly matched league, Thomas offers something unique, that the other teams cannot match.
Yes, there are other great goalies, but none were ever able to do what TT did, in 2011. Can he do it one more time? I've learned to never doubt what he may be capable of.
2nd, fairly or not, I am not convinced Rask is physically strong enough to be a starter, in the NHL. He seems to be a little fragile for a heavy workload.
As far as Nash goes, I don't see anyone making a pitch for him, until it is determined where Parise signs.
IMO, Parise will sign for less than what Nash is paid, because a contending team does not pay wingers, 8M +. Those deals are made by bottom feeding teams, that need a marquee player, while staying at the cap minimum.
To use Boston as an example. Why trade Lucic & Krejci to Columbus, for Nash, instead of trading them for multiple 1st round draft picks and/or quality prospects, and signing Parise for about 1M less of a cap hit?
And as far as Corvo goes, he has probably already left town.