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12-14-2010, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DrDoom View Post
And you would have been wrong b/c the reality is that Thomas is performing and damn well and again the contract although not ideal was not horrible considering what you signed for the same money. Also again you would have a vezina goalie for the playoffs and Bob could round out his game.

I recall Holmgren really considering getting Thomas because he liked his attitude, was professional and a great competitor (or so it was reported). He then went back to his strategy that he pursued when he went after Hamhuis who rejected us and decided to solidify the D and then "jumped" at Meszeros. Then came the ill advised Leighton signing and raise, Shelley signing, Zherdev signing and last but worst..the Walker signing.

Anyway, this is all a moot point for now but the strategy he pursued will show itself come playofff time. If Bob is the real deal then we should be fine although it doesn't absolve the situation of having debt weight completely. The cap flexibility would have been nice no matter what especially come trade deadline time where you might need the flexibility.
You would have seriously traded for a damaged goods 35+ contract last summer?

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