You almost feel like he made the Legwand trade just so he could say, for the rest of time, "Yeah but Legwand tho! Never again!" Like Quincey and how we're never ever ever ever ever going to trade another first-round pick.
But Quincey has, *arguably* been worth a late first round pick.
Tonight he was physical behind and in front of the net, for the most part, and hard on the puck.
He's been good.
The goalies that last that long and still play at an elite level are greats, usually.
And were not going to get rid of Mrazek, unless howie leads us to a cup, but they're going to over season him before giving him the reigns.
Which is fine.
He's still young.
Let him have a year backing up getting around 30% of the games, if he flourishes, have a goaltending duo with him and Howard, well be able to pay petr like a backup for two-three years after his rookie contract. Then after that hell probably get paid to be the number one, in which case Howie will be traded, or the cap will be high enough that we can afford him as a backup.
There's plenty of options.
And Mrazek isn't ready for a full time starter job.
He's got a lot to learn.
We can't just abandon jimmy because Mrazek has looked good(before today).
Jimmy will have two more seasons of being the number one guy heading into the playoffs, and either he plays well enough to take us to the cup, or we start looking at Mrazek tosee if he can.
We've got time, and howard was playing like a top ten goalie, which well need in the playoffs.