So Many Players, So Little Time!
This year could be the most interesting of any Trade Deadline of past years, mainly because of the new Salary Cap regulations. Plenty of players will be available for teams pickings mainly because of their salary or their lack of performance.Here is a list of possible Goalies who may be pcking their bags. Along with the names I will try to guess to most possible and logical destination for each of these men. Some of these players are most likely to be traded while others have been players who haven’t really been brought up but could be shipped for the right package.
Jean Sebastien Giguere- With young rookie Ilya Bryzgalov right on his heels and the recent fall off from his performance since the Ducks Stanley Cup appearance Giguere could be had for price. Most likely Destination if traded: Colorado or Detroit
Andrew Raycroft: With the pure athleticism of rookie backup Hannu Toivonen and Raycroft’s inability to get the job done lately Raycroft may be packing his bags very soon. MLD:Vancouver
Martin Biron: With his trade value very high after his terrific play of late and because of teo cheaper goalies in front of him Biron may be dealt for some young talent or D.MLD: Vancouver,Edmonton or LA
Nikolai Khabibulin: With his monsterous contract that seems to have come back to haunt the Hawks he may traded to give the cheaper Anderson a chance.MLD:Edmonton
David Aebischer: Will most likely be dealt only if another team is willing to trade a higher ranking goalie in return.MLD: Montreal
Marc Denis: With Pascal LeClaire ready to take over the starting role and Denis being to least appreciated goalie in the league it would be best for his career if he is dealt.MLD: Vancouver or Colorado
Roberto Luongo: The most wanted man in the league Luongo can win game all by himself with his magnificent skill. However, the price tag is quite high for his salary and for what FLA wants in return.MLD: Colorado, Detroit, Edmonton, Vancouver
Jose Theodore: With Huet over acheiving as of late and Theodore under achieving, Bob Gainey may pull the trigger on a Patrick Roy like deal which may end up hurting more then helping.MLD: Coloado.
Manny Fernandez/Dwayne Roloson: One of these pieces of the dynamic duo may be traded to acquire more help offensively for the club, plus with Josh Harding still waiting for his shot in the minors this deal has a high chance of happening, only problem, which one to trade? MLD: Carolina, Tampa or Philly
Curtis Joseph: The veteran may be traded to make room for David LeNeveu and could be had for a cheap price tag. MLD:Edmonton,Toronto??(insurance incase Belfour is injured during or before the plyoffs?)
Olaf Kolzig: The big man wants out of Washington and finish the last couple years of his career off with a winner.MLD: Vancouver, Colorado,Detroit
As you can see there are plenty of goalies that can be had for the right price. And plenty of teams out there looking for a good quality goaltender to help out. These next few weeks will be quite interesting!