Well, not quite yet. He's been recalled from his conditioning assignment with the Chicago Wolves, and who knows what happens now. A trade that will involve one of our three goalies, obviously, but who?
It seems like Don Waddell has been down on Kari for some time now (probably as a result of the team being down on him), but even with all of Kari's faults and constant injuries I'm not sure that trading him would be the wisest thing. We've heard a lot of chatter in the last week or so about to the effect that Kari will never play another game as a Thrasher, and that he'll likely be traded even though his present trade value is nil.
Is it really a good idea to trade him now without playing him, to effectively trade him for nothing?
Wouldn't it be more prudent to give him some playing time and see what he can do? I doubt it would be an all-out disaster, and it would lead to one of two scenarios (both of them better than just casting him off without playing him): 1) we sign him for dirt cheap and he plays well in the near future, or 2) he plays and thereby increases his trade value, and we trade him for something more than nothing.
What do all of you think? Get rid of Kari now or give the boy some playing time? Which of our many goalies would you trade? Hmm?