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What We Learned: Why go all-in with a goalie you can't trust?

Two names have entered the goalie trade market in the last few days, and there is little to no reason any team in need of help at that position should pursue them.

The first, fueled by discontent over playing time, is Columbus Blue Jackets tender Elvis Merzļikins. While he denies that he's asked for a trade, he has asked for a "new scenario," which is hard to parse. I think it means "a scenario in which I don't get relegated to healthy scratch three times in two weeks," rather than "I get traded to the San Jose Sharks or something," but during a season in which little that Columbus has done, personnel-wise, makes sense, this one's not that hard to figure out.

The team stinks. Merzļikins, for the most part, hasn't. But in his two games before they started putting him in the press box, he gave

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