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03-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by LetsGOJackets!! View Post
Mr. Real Estate...

I believe at the time Howson signed Hedja.. this Edmonton fan said that was the best most under the radar signing that occurred that year. Lowe had Jan on hold, Howson came in and offered him a very cheap/fair contract with term.. gave Jan some security. Gave the Jackets the best shut down Dman they have ever had.

Hedja got better with the release of Foote (touted as Mr. Shutdown).. after Jan didn't have to cover for the aging vet his plus minus went up.

I don't know about the size of lower body.. never been close enough to see if he bears resemblance to a bowling pin/ or a pear.. but I love to see him roll those hips right through a sniper coming down the boards. Most of his great hip checks go un noticed, and that is probably just fine with this soft spoken dman.
As an Oilers fan, I was quite perplexed to see that they didn't resign him when given the chance. That said, I'm thrilled that he's with Columbus right now. Totally underrated, but I kinda like the "under the radar" thing.

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