I never said there shouldn't be any discussion, just that this is a stupid idea and the thread needs to be closed.
"HEY GUYS I KNO LETS TRADE SUM1 FOR A GOALIE THATS WORSE THEN JMAC AND LETS PAY HIM MORE TOO"
I mean, really?
wow...unreal...well I can tell that you never even READ my original post because if you had, you would know that it was completely hypothetical...not that you would know what that means so I will lay it out for you...
if you would have read this : "hey guys I just thought I would put together a list of goalies that the Wings might be interested in acquiring providing they do not want to use McDonald as Howards back up and also providing Osgood will be out possibly for the remainder of the season..." then you would understand that the point of this thread was completely hypothetical that the Wings brass decided NOT to go with MacDonald...if they do indeed decide to go with him for the remainder of the season, I am perfectly fine with that and have full confidence in him, but the brass might not want to do that because if he is up for an extended period of time he is no longer waiver exempt...
it was just to hopefully get a discussion going but you dont seem to know how to participate in one...so dont worry about it
oh and please dont pretend to quote me...its just makes you look like an ass...
In other words, he has a bigger contract than both of our goalies, will probably sign somewhere else after this season, and has a garbage Sv%.
MacDonald is a better deal, and has played better this season, IMO.
Looking elsewhere for a goalie is why none of you are GMs; you look internally to see what you have and what can be had. Nothing that we can get right now is better as a backup than MacDonald for what we'd have to give up to get them.
1) We don't have cap space for anything more than a bare-minimum goalie, hence the Nabokov contract.
2) We won't give up anything for a goalie that's likely to put up mediocre numbers and be gone after this year.
So this thread can safely be closed, because it would be absolute idiocy to trade for a crap backup when MacDonald has been doing fine.
you are right...why bother trying to have a discussion about anything on these boards...seems to be a waste of time
Abdelkader: B+ (bringing lots of energy night in night out)
Bertuzzi: A (better than ive seen him in years)
Cleary: A (playing great hockey and scoring huge goals)
Datsyuk: A (blows me away on a nightly basis)
Eaves: C+ (been fairly solid)
Filppula: B- (is starting to come alive)
Franzen: A (looking great)
Helm: B (like Abby he is bringing the grit every night)
Holmstrom: B (doing what he does best)
Hudler: C- (so far...yikes...NEEDS to come alive)
Miller: C ( been alright )
Modano: C+ (was doing his part...)
Zetterberg: A (bringing leadership and offense every game)
Ericsson: B- (seems to be getting better and better every game I watch)
Janik: C+ (solid when called upon, but if the injury bug hits...I'd like to see Smith)
Kindl: B- ( played very mature when he was called upon early in the season)
Kronwall: B- (playing alright...would like to see more though)
Lidstrom: A+ ( simply amazing...Norris amazing)
Rafalski: A (bringing it everynight...has been very solid)
Salei: B+ (SOLID as a ROCK)
Stuart: B+ (see "Salei")
Howard: A+ ( Vezina is on the horizon)
Osgood: C+( umm played alright when he played...)
Zetterberg and Franzen both reach the 40 goal mark...
Datsyuk reaches the 100 point mark...
Howard reaches the 40 win mark...
We Win The Stanley Cup...
Franzen wins MVP....
Lidstrom retires on top...
we sign Doughty to an 8 mill + offer sheet in the off season...