Re: Trade Potential...
posted at 12/11/2010 10:04 AM EST
People need to get over Thomas actually earning his salary. He and Mark Andre Fleury have the same
cap hit. Which of them do you think is a better goalie?
Lundquist, Miller, Brodeur, Vokoun, Kiprusoff,
Giguere, Ward, Luongo, Backstrom are all earning more.
Luongo melts like candle wax in April, Brodeur is possibly the greatest goal tender of all time, and Miller is probably the best goalie on the planet right now. Giguere couldn't keep his starting job in Anahiem, and is barely a starter in Toronto. Lundquist has fallen off the planet in the past two seasons. Ward has had exactly two good seasons. Vokoun is probably the only reason his teams even make double digit wins, and the past two seasons have been the same for Backstrom.
In Response to Re: Trade Potential...
[QUOTE]I agree with the sentiments about Wheeler. Typically, a guy with Wheeler's tools are the best that you would do in the 2nd round. Are there exceptions? Of course, but trading him seems silly. He's one of the few economical contracts the Bruins have at his level of production. He kills penalties and is good on defense. His offensive play is better than his production right now and the cliche is that it will come...hopefully, it will. I think the real trade opportunity is in goal. Two big questions here...Despite his play, is there even a market for Thomas at his outrageous contract? Also, do they believe this team can compete for a cup with Thomas this season? I, personally, think they need to play for the next 2-3 years and trade Thomas for whatever they can get for him that clears cap space. If you believe in Rask, Caron, Colbourne, Knight, etc...then they need those $ for the defense. So, this may not be popular considering he's on a Vezina track, but TRADE TIM THOMAS!
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