ehjay Posted July 23, 2010 Share Posted July 23, 2010 In hte cap world, it appears that long term contracts for goalies are going the way of the dodo bird. I tend to agree with Wamsley on the playoff goalie theory. When was the last time a goalie stole a cup? I guess you could argue that Ward won the conn smythe and therefore he was the reason Carolina won. The only guys in the last 20 years that I can think of are Brodeur and Roy. Brodeur had powerhouse names like Stevens, Rafalski, Elias at his prime, Gomez, Gionta, Madden (one of the best shut down centres in recent NHL) , Joe Nieuwendyk, Scott Niedermayer... Holy crap! The goalie that won the conne smythe that year was Giguere. He did not win the cup for his team. I would argue that Brodeur did not win the cup for his team either. Look at the team! I would argue that the only goalie to actually win it for his team in my lifetime was Patrick Roy in 1993, and maybe Brodeur in 94/95. The rest of the great goalie playoff performances resulted in not winning the cup. I'm not saying that you shouldn't pay big money for goalies, but Montreal fans are too used to having a great goalie bail them out, and then we are the first to blame a loss on the goalie and boo them out of town. I would rather pay price reasonable money for two or three years and reavaluate. As I said. If he is worth big money long term...where are the offer sheets? there are none. Sounds fair. Yet an offer sheet is just sheet without a signature Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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