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02:38 PM ET 06.26 | The Washington Capitals may make several moves on draft day, but one of them won't be to trade Michal Neuvirth. General manager George McPhee ruled out the possibility of trading the Caps' backup goaltender, saying that it is important the team have two good goaltenders. "Goalies get hurt. Goalies can go off their game for a little bit and why not have as many good ones as you can?" McPhee said. "So, let's see how this year goes and we'll go from there." McPhee gave Neuvirth a $5 million contract before last season, bigger than the one starting goaltender Braden Holtby got, but McPhee likes who they have between the pipes and is going to keep his duo intact.

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June 26, 2013  02:48 PM ET

Must be a hell of a dancer.

June 26, 2013  03:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Must be a hell of a dancer.

$5 million? That's a lot of dough for a bench warmer!

June 26, 2013  03:36 PM ET

"Goalies get hurt. Goalies can go off their game for a little bit and why not have as many good ones as you can?" McPhee said.

To which Paul Holmgren replied: "Pffffffffttttttt!"

June 26, 2013  03:41 PM ET
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"Goalies get hurt. Goalies can go off their game for a little bit and why not have as many good ones as you can?" McPhee said. To which Paul Holmgren replied: "Pffffffffttttttt!"

That happens to other teams. In Philly ... goalies go off their game for a season or three!

June 26, 2013  05:09 PM ET
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That happens to other teams. In Philly ... goalies go off their game for a season or three!

Only the ones they keep... the ones they let go do just fine.

June 26, 2013  05:44 PM ET

And of course Holtby is fine with that, wow>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ;>>>>>>>>>

June 26, 2013  06:51 PM ET
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Only the ones they keep... the ones they let go do just fine.

Ive said lately the Flyers need 6 goalies all making 1 mill a year. team Leighton. Then just keep playing the hot one.

June 26, 2013  07:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Ive said lately the Flyers need 6 goalies all making 1 mill a year. team Leighton. Then just keep playing the hot one.

WGAF?

June 27, 2013  02:05 AM ET

...and just wot do they think they could get for him at that price?

 
June 27, 2013  07:55 AM ET

I'm happy having both of those guys on the team! With a full season and training camp ahead of them, there's time to buy into the Oates system...looking forward to a full season of hockey....for now, it's baseball (snooooooooze)...

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