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05-04-2006, 11:13 AM
Blind Gardien
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I think the nature of the business says that "Yes" is the best answer, statistically. He's a restricted free agent, the Habs probably won't be making sweeping changes, we don't know for sure if Danis is going to be ready, and we don't even know for sure if we are going to be able to re-sign Huet for that matter. Gainey seems to be a relatively conservative GM. Obviously the safe answer to this poll would be to assume that he returns.

But for the purposes of arm-chair GMing fun and games, he'll certainly get a lot of votes for "No", as he certainly will seem to be expendable.

I don't think Gainey will see him as being as expendable as the bulk of Habs fandom will, however. He's a pretty solid insurance policy on Huet, and a good negotiating chip too. It would surprise me quite a bit if he wasn't back next season.

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