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10-27-2003, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by thome_26
Two things:
1. The Oilers had already lost Valiquette and losing him wasn't taken into consideration.
I mentioned that in reference to the total impact.
Meaning - no Valiquette, risk of no Conklin and 5 million tied up in goaltenders for the parent club.

Simply put, it didn't make sense. Geez they even sent Marrkanen packing because Conklin was 150k cheaper (or whatever it turned out to be)

Originally Posted by thome_26
2. If you think the organization is giving up on Salo after 8 games this season then you're dreaming.
I am not sure they are either. Frankly I am one those people that have a bit of a soft spot for Salo and don't really want to see him moved, BUT let's be realistic - his play goes way beyond 8 games at this point.

At the beginning of the year, most people were writting off last year as an aberration and were looking for him to play like he did two years ago. He hasn't yet and he didn't last year so that becomes 1 season + 8 games. Not simply 8 games.

Again simply put, it's not out of the question.

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