Thread: Confirmed with Link: Adrian Aucoin to columbus
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07-02-2012, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Nordique View Post
Its alot of jack for a 40(?) year old 7th defenseman. Hell I remember him from the SCF Canuck's team in '96. This is what we mean when we say Columbus has to overpay free agents to get them signed.

I'm also curious from reading this thread, why is it no big deal to overpay this guy, but that Methot contract was such a big problem?

He's a fine depth signing, but he's being paid 2nd/3rd pairing dollars.
Methot past this season was the problem. His stock wasn't going up, only down here and he multiple years left.

Aucoin will be a cheaper, one year bridge to the younger guys that are still developing. Expect Savard, Ruth, Holden and Golo (maybe Weber) to be in the mix for this position next season.

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