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10-25-2011, 02:57 PM
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Gauthier Expected Markov Back.......
Gauthier, according to the article, never expected Markov to miss the whole month of October. I've had this debate with others and I think I'm the only that thought Markov would be to start or at least shortly thereafter.
Why sign a player who was only going to start in December? I truly do not understand that thought process whether it's Markov or not.
Gauthier's moves or lack thereof indicate he thought Markov would be back. No Hamrlik. Sign Woywitka. Campoli's signing seemed really reactionary to me.
I don't know how credit these guys are but I've ever, ever have seen anything in print that says Markov would be back in December. Just a bunch of mumbo, jumbo comments that it can take up to a year to recover from ACL.
Markov himself said he'd 100 % ready. Why did he say that? In the article........
It's no surprise that Montreal is looking for help on defense given that Gauthier never expected Markov to miss the opening month of the season when he signed him this past summer.
Based on the fact that he was skating in April, pretty safe to assume he would be ready for October, but he had the setback in August with the swelling and they probably wanted to make sure he was 100% before bringing him back so they took it slow.
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