Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/28/11
Trending Topics is a new column that looks at the week in hockey according to Twitter. If you're only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear internet instead? Conventional wisdom for the last few years has dictated that goaltending — at least, goaltending good enough to get you anywhere worth going — can usually be had on the cheap. Last year's Stanley Cup Finals showdown between two of the top-10 goaltenders in the league in terms of their cap hits was a significant deviation from the trend laid out in previous few playoffs. The previous two Cup Finals goaltenders were Brian Boucher, Michael Leighton and Antti Niemi. The two years before that it was big-money Marc-Andre Fleury against not-so-big-money Chris Osgood. Of that group, only Fleury made anything close to top-10 money and in fact most of the goaltenders into whom teams had sunk big money (Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Ward, Ryan Miller, Niklas Backstrom...
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