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How Long Are We Going to Bleed???


How long will it take until we do something about our goaltending? What's it going to take? GMs around the league who throw big money at goalies who excel for one season often pay the price, and right now Leclaire looks like another chapter in the long line of enigmatic Sens goalies.

All NHL goalies are capable of excelling for a short period of time... especially when they get well insulated by tight defensive coaching.

However, there are precious few who are very good excelling over the long term. And there are also precious few scouts or GMs who are very good at predicting how good young goalies are going to be over time. And in the end, unless a goalie develops instantly, there is just not enough time to allow him to develop before he becomes a Free Agent... so for the most part, it's a waste to spend a first or even a second round pick on a goalie.

Throwing big money at a goalie is sort of like betting on rolling double fives.

So now it looks like we are stuck with inadequate goaltending with a high risk run-and-gun offence that often leaves our goalies defenceless. This is why The Hockey News picked us to finish tenth.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Silver Seven community, and does not necessarily reflect the beliefs or opinions of the site managers, editors, or Sports Blogs Nation, Inc.

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