Thread: Confirmed with Link: Montreal Signs Chris Campoli..1 year/1.75M
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09-26-2011, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Delat View Post
I don't think it has anything to do with Yemelin, the guy didn't impress but wasn't bad. I think he still needs 2 or 3 games to adapt and we'll have a good D in him. I think the signing has more to do with Diaz not stepping up at all.
I disagree, I don't think the habs brass ever really expected Diaz to make the cut right away. This is simply a depth acquisition because Markov is out and Spacek/Gill aren't any younger and PG felt we needed a proven dman with nhl games under his belt. Going into the season with both Yemelin/Weber without an adequate 7th dman could of been disastrous. Now if someone goes down or needs a night off we can cover them. I believe he will be in the top 6, but both yemelin and weber should get a fair amount of icetime with injuries ect.

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