by Patrick Hoffman on 01/31/10 at 01:03 AM ET
From Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy:
Giggy is 4-8-5 with a 3.14 GAA and a .900 save percentage this season. Hiller is 21-15-2 with a 2.75 GAA and a .920 save percentage.
Problem No. 1 with trading Giguere: He has a no-trade clause, per Spector. Problem No. 2 with trading Giguere: In this economy, the $7 million base salary he’s due is probably just as much as a deal-killer as the $6 million cap hit.
So buying him out after the season might be the best option, for the Ducks and for a player they genuinely want to treat with respect.
It’ll save the team from committing the gross national product of Zimbabwe to two goalies next season; and it’ll give Giggy the chance to finally fulfill the dreams of all those airmchair GMs that have him rejoining Brian Burke and coach Francois Allaire with the Toronto Maple Leafs or going to the Red Wings.
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