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08-22-2008, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by kingswillwinthecup View Post
I'm very disappointed that the Caps didn't pony up the dough to sign Huet.

This move will haunt Washington for years. We'll all be looking back thinking, "man, that 07/08 Washington playoff team was something special. That Philly series could have gone either way. I wish they didn't break everyone up" much like we remember the 05/06 Sabres' playoff squad - except replace "poor management" with "injuries."

A team cannot be successful without a solid goaltender, no matter how many flashy, Russian forwards you have. Period.
Does nobody understand the factors that went into it?

The Caps met Huet's demands, and he backed out. The Caps would rather keep Semin and Backstrom (you know, that Swedish kid that's kind of the core to the franchise after Ovechkin?) in 2 years than have an overpriced 1a for 4. It would have been awesome to keep him, he fit well and was good in the room, but he obviously didn't care all that much about staying.

Theo wanted to come here, and his deal actually makes sense for the team. It was a no-brainer once Huet got Chicago involved.

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