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10-07-2008, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by PrairieFire View Post
This makes me sick...when someone who deserves to be in the show gets cut...over someone with a one-way contract.

To me...this signals the people who are signing the players don't know wtf they're doing!!!
I disagree. Pihlstrom hasn't been that much better than others to justify the risk. If Pihlstrom is kept up and Ward is put on waiver and claimed, who do you call up when one of the guys blows out a knee the first week of the season? Someone that has already proven themselves to be further down the depth chart.

Tie (or near tie) goes to keeping the maximum number of assets.

It's all about balancing depth and ability to win currently. Pekka Rinne was on par with Dan Ellis last year in camp, no matter what the Preds' brass says. I made the same argument that you are now making but I was wrong. By sending him back, we avoided the risk of losing Ellis without materially harming the team. Now it should pay dividends.

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