Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Is Today The Day?

Last day before free agency folks. Could today FINALLY be the day we resolve our goalie situation? I think it might be. Think about it, tomorrow at noon teams start to fill their needs through UFA's. How are we going to know what UFA's to target if the goalie trade is still up in the air?

In an ideal world, we would make the trade today for either at top 4 D or top 6 forward. Then focus on getting the other guy in free agency. You may recall that the Chronicle has been bantering about this for over a year now. It is time to be done with it!! Make it happen DW. This decision is the second biggest one you will have to make in shaping this franchise (the other one being, well... you know). Both choices have their pros and cons. This is why you get paid the big bucks. Part of me wants to keep Kari because he is proven. Part of me wants to trade him because he can't stay healthy. Pavs is an unknown with that scary word, "potential".

What to do, what to do... heeengh? When Moose was re-signed to that two year deal I really didn't understand it. Great guy, and goalie... but everybody knew we had this situation looming around the corner. I thought a one year deal would have been perfect. Now, with that second year, it has help create a difficult situation. Are you comfortable with Moose and Pavs as your goalie in the year that we need to impress The Czar? Had we not signed Moose to the 2 year deal, he more than likely would have moved on and the goalie duo would be Kari and Pavs.

OK, at this point I'm just rambling the same stuff we already know about. As Monty Python used to say, "GET ON WITH IT". So, this is the official trade a goalie post. Your thoughts and predictions are appreciated in the comment section. Is today the day?


Mortimer Peacock said...

Scenario #1: We trade Pavelec to San Jose (Boucher is leaving; Nabokov grows older; they need a youngin) for...I don't know. Patrick Marleau?

Scenario #2: We trade Kari to Tampa Bay for Vincent Lecavalier and post-concussion Mike Smith.

Scenario #3: We trade Kari to Ottawa for Dany Heatley.

Scenario #4: We trade Pavelec to Detroit for the rights to Marian Hossa.

Scenario #5: We trade Kari to the Sporting News for Craig Custance.

Mortimer Peacock said...

But then again, DW is a play-it-safe guy, cautious to a fault...We had BETTER trade a goalie today, but I'm not sure if we will.

The ideal scenario, contra what I said above, would be a goalie for Braydon Coburn. Forward through free agency.

aaron said...

My heart says Kari for Custance.

But my head says Kari for Coburn.


Big Shooter said...

Sad we have to rely on trades to bring in players like Coburn. Why can't we draft guys like that?

Razor Catch Prey said...

I honestly don't see us bringing in a goalie today.

The trade market might be a little tough to navigate right now since GM's will just look to tomorrow and say, "but what if I can get _____ to sign with me for 12 years at 2 million dollars?"

DW might have more luck after the first week or two of free agency when most of the free agent goalies have found homes and there are still one or two teams out there that need a netminder. THEN they will have to look at whether they'd rather sign a 36 year old journeyman backup goalie, or give up a valuable asset for a good goalie in his 20's who hasn't hit his peak yet.