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09-30-2010, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilerdiehard View Post
I honestly think it had very little to do with it. Goaltending depth has been a huge killer for us on the farm in recent seasons. Tambellini said himself the lack of goaltending depth is one of the things that really bothered him and hurt the farm team. Kevin Prendergast always wanted his drafted goalies to get all the starts and was stubborn in the negative when asked if we needed more depth there. I suspect among other reasons that played a small part in KP being shown the door.

I think the Gerber signing played a lot of roles...Khabi not going to prison right away made things a lot easier, but I think Gerber's intended role was as a veteran goaltender for the OKC team (to help along one of the younger guys) and be an available call-up for injuries if it gets real bad.

if Khabi had to spend considerable time in jail then there'd have been a strong chance that he'd stick as the backup here.

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