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07-15-2011, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
I realize that and agree... I suppose though he has to play onto the playing six, just assuming Camp competition is legit.

... Have heard he was signed for his needed special abilities and will be counted on for mostly his PK talent and toughness/team player. We will see... and how his health hold up in spot situations is the question. I agree that two years is risky with his situation... I have to assume that that was the only way he'd sign, and they felt the risk was worth it.
Lilja is coming off a 1-year 600K deal... I very much doubt too many teams were jumping up and down to offer him 2 years at twice that rate (given that he isn't very good). The contract is dumbfounding.

And top 6 or not, he will almost surely be at the NHL level the next two years.

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