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10-10-2010, 03:21 PM
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Yes he's a Poile mistake. (A one way? Although back then we had fewer choices.) But I saw some of his minutes in pre-season. And he can play IMO. No he's not going to be a star, but if they have to use him he'll acquit himself just fine. He does have some international play experience where supposedly he played well. Contract is most likely not the only or main reason he made the team. (I mean, they are going to send him down right?) He was right there with the others on the bubble. People who keep repeating that was the main reason should probably get a Poile or Trotz quote to back themselves up or at least pull the "I can't say who it was but one of the coaches told me..." line.
I dont think they are going to send him down. it doesnt save any money to do so and if they needed him later he would have to go through reentry waivers and you can bet someone will snag him if they only have to pay him half of league minimum.
So I do think when deciding who to send down and who to keep here as a permascratch contract had everything to do with it. we save almost half a million dollars by sending down johnson instead of Sulzer and we cannot lose Johnson on the way back up if we need him.
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