His stats weren't all that impressive in Phoenix either way, he had one impressive season, maybe 2.
Smith's stats were not inflated due to Phoenix's system, I'm pretty sure everyone in the Coyotes organization would agree. That was Smith, not there system.
now if I had to choose I might take Komisarek too, but that's not what this was about, if you needed goaltending badly and all you had to give up was an extremely overpaid plug, (Which is a positive in itself) I would do it. You wouldn't have to give up anything, it's risky but even if it doesn't turn out the level of preformence they would get is probably better than what they currently have.
I'd be willing to bet Philly would be happy to trade Bryzgalov for Komisarek straight up, and then go looking for a goalie. MG, is Lou still on the market???
But Toronto would rather trade Komisarek for nothing (and Philly could use him and it could happen) than take on Brygalov.
$50 mill, is expensive but that gives u something is apparently fine as Toronto's interest in Luongo indicates. $50 mill that doesn't is a much bigger problem.
Congrats King! You have just proved Lou's value?
"Struggled in his first year" isn't really a viable excuse when you're talking about a 31 year-old NHL veteran. Remember Keith Ballard? He was supposed to have "adjusted" by year two, was he not?
Bryzgalov's contract is wretched, a team killer. You rather being married to him, at that price, until 2020, versus Komisarek for 1.5 more years at $4.5M, really shows a lack of comprehension.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 24 December 2012 - 10:19 AM.