Thomas Malthus wrote:I disagree. Other than looking at a Lundqvist type guy, I don't see any reason to spend big on a goaltender.
We had Gerber who would stone the Senators routinely but couldn't return the favor.
We had Leclaire who was good in one playoff series when he wasn't involved in freak accidents.
We had Lalime who couldn't win a Game 7 behind a stacked team.
We had Barrasso who didn't care.
We had Hasek whose groin exploded.
We had Elliott whose only weakness was a shot on net.
We had Emery who had all the style in the world except at playing goalie.
If you get someone who is mildly competent you hold on to him with all the strength in your shaking hands.