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06-14-2010, 01:41 AM
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and iirc Gillis signed Rome early in the UFA season last year, which was a bit of a surprise. but that means Gillis targeted Rome, not that he was just cheap and available. nothing in Rome's play this season would make Gillis second guess their previous scouting, so there's no reason not to lock him up early for 2-3 years.

Rome also played some forward last season, albeit due to injury more than anything else. but he did all right that game, in a "third dman" type role. if he (or Alberts for that matter) can be as effective as Hordichuk as a 4th line winger, it would allow Gillis/AV to carry a 22 man roster to save cap space for the deadline.
I like the way you think; that actually says something about Gillis' approach about signing Rome last year, and that he wasn't just some cheap low-end option that just happened to be a UFA.

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