NHL '18-'19 Season Thread: ALL CAPS? Oct 18, 2018 9:04:27 GMT -5
Post by Can you afford to pay me, Gah on Oct 18, 2018 9:04:27 GMT -5
Probably won't happen. Lundqvist isn't great anymore, but his salary is still that of a very good goalie. You'd probably want to trade him West if he goes anywhere, and the teams out West who are decent don't really need a goalie. Vegas, LA, Dallas, Minnesota, San Jose, Nashville, Anaheim, and Winnipeg all have their guy. Edmonton might need a goalie, but don't have the space. St. Louis definitely needs a goalie, but don't have the space. Chicago doesn't have the space.
Rangers are stuck with him until Shestyorkin comes over. All 3 of those Russian goalies look like they have elite potential, and while I don't agree, the majority seem to think Shestyorkin is the best of the bunch.
Allen isn't a terrible goalie if he was a backup. That what I have learned about him that I don't think mentally he can handle the full time starter job. The issue with the Blues is to get a new starter they have to move Allen for cap space. However I want to know just what we have in Husso. Att accounts he always had good AHL numbers. Right now they only played 3 games but he posted a .920 Save % which is better than Allen's. The other factor is most of the Blues defense has played terrible. Petro as looked lost out there. Joel as been the best they have when it comes to playing defense. Everyone else seemed want to be offense first and than Defense. They have plenty of weapons in the forwards this year that they don't need to be. They need to set those guys up and be ready to be able to keep the puck in the zones instead of missing the rebounds and the other team can skate on by and score because you left your goalie out to dry.