Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
If he could be had at a reasonable price, I'd be allright with keeping him, but I can't see that happening. I can see him demanding $4.5 million per season or more and I just don't want to commit that kind of cap space to him.
I've always liked Tanguay. He's caught more crap than he deserved in the past while others got a free pass. But when he's healthy, Tanguay has been one of the top 15-20 forwards in the NHL over the last couple of seasons. Unfortunately, he has this nasty habit of getting injured right before the playoffs and not being 100% for the postseason.
With the nice crop of forwards that the Avs have in the system currently, I'd prefer them to focus their free agent dollars on shoring up the back line. The Avs defensive prospects are few and far between, so they've got to address that issue elsewhere and free agency seems like the most logical choice.
I know there are others that have gotten a free pass, but doesn't it just grate on your nerves when the same **** keeps happening year in and year out? I love the guy through the regular season, but he turns into a dip**** in the post season when we need him most. This year was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I just can't stand it anymore. Same ****, different year.
He'd do well somewhere else, just like Chris Pronger would do well in Denver.
( Just imagine him and Blake together. ) Before you guys jump on me, don't tell me you don't just sit there and come up with the most outlandish guys we could sign and dream.