No bashing, everyone and their brother's uncle's sister's best friend's milkman's dog's trainer realizes that Jimmy is no longer the starter. I would like nothing else but to get rid of that contract (moreso than Jimmy himself) but as most folks here have mentioned, do we trust Coreau or McCollum to take over IF Petr gets injured? I, myself, think that Coreau can't do any worse than Jimmy is doing right now, but we know Jimmy can do better, and probably will get a little better before the playoffs. I am not saying he will reclaim the starting job (although no one can tell the future really) but, I think his trade value is very VERY low right now. I believe keeping him through the season would be better, 1. because he can turn it up a bit and will serve as a good backup the rest of the season, and 2. IF he starts playing better, his trade value can only go up. It's already very apparent to the rest of the NHL know who the #1 is, Petr has close to if not the best stats of all starters in the new year, he last 7 or 8 game 1.1 GAA with a 95% SV%...every team knows if Holland can find a quality B/U come July, he WILL be trading Jimmy. The Mrazek secret is out, come deadline, I guarantee his Larkin's names will be the most asked about for a return, in which Holland will have only one response....click! Although maybe there will be some offers for Jimmy that would include an expiring contract backup goalie with some playoff experience...For sure though, Jimmy's contract has to come of the books, especially with the players we need to re-sign and if Holland is seriously looking to upgrade the team via UFA/trade.
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