You think Gainey is sweating a tad over Huet?
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04-09-2008, 12:33 PM
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That'd be a good fly on the wall issue. Did Carbo or Melanson, have a direct opinion that influenced Gainey ? Did Gainey say he was planning something, and what do you guys think ? Did Gainey just ask how they thought the goaltending would play out down teh stretch, and Gainey said, well if that's the case, let's make it very clear.
No idea. I'd love to be party to how these things evolve. Then again, they probably involve alcohol and blackmail so...
I'm as certain as outsider can be that Gainey consulted with Carbonneau and Melanson, it only makes sense. Whether any of them had a definitive point of view on the trade or whether a consensus was formed is something we'll never know.
It seems reasonable to me that with an entrenched number 1a net minder (one who was/is set to become a UFA) and a potential franchise 1b waiting patiently in the wings (one who perhaps needed a push) the deal was consummated. The real bone of contention around here appears to be the return or alternatively the risk vs. the return (the former is debatable the latter not so much).
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