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