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08-03-2011, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by detredWINgs View Post
Yeah, I'm not quite sure who this signing sets them up to be much more than they are now. They struggled to make the playoffs last year. This year, Crawford is still unproven, and while they're a hell of a lot scrappier this year than they were last, losing Campbell is a much bigger deal than people are making it out to be, simply because of the salary that was moved as a result. They also lost Brouwer and Kopecky who, while not exactly huge pieces to the puzzle, weren't exactly upgraded with additions like Brunette and Olesz.

Its the Sharks that worry me a lot more with their additions of Handzus, White, and Burns, and with Couture moving up the ranks with lightning speed.
Not sure I agree with that statement about Crawford. He was pretty solid the year before last, then last year he became money in the bank. True, he had a couple of shaky outings, but what goalie doesn't? Even Brodeur was known to have a disasterous outing once in a while (before you jump on me, I'm not talking about last year here, that whole season was a disaster for him, but that wasn't his fault).



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