Vokoun would have been cheap, if you hadn't noticed. He signed with the Capitals for only slightly more than Patrick Eaves is making. It would simply have been horrible form for Holland to have signed Vokoun and named Howard the backup.
Agreed. Different story if Vokoun would be fine with a backup role but Jimmy has done nothing to deserve a demotion.
When all else fails, the easiest way to tell that a player is about to dive is by:
a.) His attempt to make eye contact with the referee first.
b.) His use of his hands to brace himself for a fall.
c.) His old mattress that he dragged out onto the ice for a softer landing.
d.) His Canucks jersey.