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07-13-2012, 07:25 PM
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He was on the shutdown pair and allowed for Sekera to blossom. Maybe he was 5th on your magical depth chart or played the 5th most minutes but that doesn't mean he didn't fill the role the Sabres needed him to very well. And it made no difference that Kotalik bolted, he would have been buried in the AHL anyways.
It makes a difference if Kotalik bolted. You weren't responsible for as much of his salary, which was the issue with the Flames not keeping him. The owners didn't want to pay an AHL player 3 mil.
Yes Regehr is still a complimentary player, but we got 2, at the time, descent prospects for him, which is pretty close to fair value. The Sabres did not get the Regehr of old, who was a top pairing defenceman. They got, as you say, a complimentary one that barely makes the top 4, and doesn't make the top 4 on many nights.
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