Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere is upset about suddenly finding himself in a polygamous goalie situation, with he and Jonas Hiller competing for the starting job. Giguere told the LA Daily News , "I'd rather retire than be a back-up goalie ." The issue is the remaining $13 million on the final two years of his contract coupled with the emergence of Hiller as a starter. The wild cards in the equation? Hiller is a free agent after this season and Giguere has a no-trade clause. Giguere is playing a very sophisticated game. The Ducks know they can't afford two goalies. It's to their advantage to let Hiller and Giguere duke it out. If Giguere wins, they can let Hiller go in the offseason. If Hiller wins, they can trade Giguere and his mammoth salary, getting a nice short-term rental to h ...
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