Proposal: Is it the time for Carolina to get a real goalie?

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by Michoulicious, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Michoulicious

    Michoulicious Registered User

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    Each year it is the same old story in Carolina, but even if it is still early, it seems even more obvious this year that the goaltenders are bringing this otherwise good team down.

    PLAYERGPWLOTLGAASV%
    Petr Mrazek83322.75.880
    Curtis McElhinney43102.76.892
    Scott Darling10103.12.903
    Toronto, New Jersey, San Jose have all recently spent 1st round picks to get their #1 goalies. Is it the time for Carolina to do the same?

    What would be needed to get an established #1 goaltender in Carolina?

    My proposal:

    Carolina gets:

    S. Bobrovsky

    CBJ gets:

    Mrazek, 1st round pick (top 10 protected) in 2019, conditional 2nd round pick if Bobrovsky resigns with Carolina.

    Obviously, Carolina's new owner would have to be willing to spend some money for that deal to work out since they would have to try to sign the guy long term, and it won't be cheap.

    Colombus takes the initiative and solve their disgruntled UFA situation, getting good assets in return... and I honestly think a tandem of Bobrovsky/McElhinney would do wonders for Carolina.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Cardiac Jerks

    Cardiac Jerks Chicka Chicka Yeah

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    It’s been time for years.

    I don’t know how I’d feel about going after Bobrovsky. He’d cost a lot to acquire, has had injury problems, is an impending ufa looking to cash in and is playing pretty poorly right now.
     
  3. Michoulicious

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    The only reason he could be available is how he is playing right now. I don't think CLB would ever entertain the idea of trading him if he was playing like his Vezina caliber usual self, even in the last year of his contract.
     
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    If he’s playing terrible enough they’d be willing to move him then why would anyone pay the price to acquire him?
     
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    You know bobs cant surely get more than that from another team. Say St. Louis? There’s a lot of bubble teams needing goaltending so you’re going to have to have a more competitive offer than a first and a goalie made of Swiss cheese
     
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    Track record maybe?
     
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    Who do you suggest the Canes go after?
     
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    I don’t see them doing anything, unfortunately. We’re probably stuck with Darling and they’ll continue to find cheap backups that they hope can supplant him just like we did with Ward for years.
     
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    Brutal offer for Bobrovsky.
     
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    Hope springs eternal.

    I wouldn’t give that up for Bob, hell no.
     
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    Not enough for a 2x Vezina winner
     
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    CAR has promising goalies in their system. It's a matter of how soon they'll be ready. I could see them giving Ned a look as soon as next year, maybe. He's having a very good year again this year. I agree we could use a goalie change, but not at any great cost to the team at this point.
     
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    Starting goalies are tough to come by. Carolina could use one for sure but they can probably make the playoffs with what they’ve got.

    Mikko Koskinen’s got a .955, though. Bidding starts at Brett Pesce. :sarcasm:
     
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    I like Bob, and you could probably get something like your proposal from someone, but I hope it is not the Canes that gives you that. I’d rather wait and just try to pay him next year.
     
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    Goalies, especially pending UFA goalies, aren't going to get much in terms of a trade.

    This offer is honestly more than fair.
     
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    Mrazek played 8 games. In games CAR didn't win Mrazek is .938 in EVsave%.

    In October CAR was #9 in EVsave%.

    CAR is #31 in PK.

    I would keep Mrazek and Darling, and McElhinney as insurance.
     
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    They haven't had a franchise goal like forever. It's time to get one but easier said than done. How about Varlomov at seasons end?
     
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    So McStarter wasn’t the solution?
     
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    They should've tried getting Grubauer when they had the chance. Can't think who else they should go after, maybe Reimer if Luongo manages to stay healthy, they have Hutchinson anyway who could back up Luongo.

    Bobrovsky for that matter, can't see where he'd end up. Vancouver is the only realistic one right now because they need a goalie, but don't think they extend him.
     
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    Helle for Pesce plus. Or Rask for Pesce plus.
     
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    It's not the goalie, it's the special teams system. They're getting torched on the kill. League worst 66.7% PK. 1/3 penalties they give up a goal.

    Keep in mind they're actually middle of the pack to when it comes to GA/GP. OP mentioned 3 teams who recently ponied up to get a #1. 2/3 of those teams have let in more goals per game. Toronto and New Jersey. The other team, San Jose sits at 2.82 GA/GP compared to Carolinas 2.92.

    OP also mentioned Bobrovsky as a target. Columbus has allowed more goals per game than Carolina, and Bob has really struggled because of the equipment issue.
     
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    Any interest in Tuuka Rask?
     
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    They did. Caps wanted to send him out of conference.

    The one I was pissed we didn't go for was Raanta, instead going for Lack. Not a good decision at the time and terrible one in retrospect.
     
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    Because he’s been a vezina caliber goalie for years?
     

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