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05-10-2006, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck
Exactly, neither is capable of doing that. But as Henri pointed out, it's plausible to sign Huet and trade Aebischer, bringing in some undetermined asset. Alternatively, keep Aebischer and let Huet go as a free agent? The Habs would still wallow in mediocrity and lose out on that additional asset.
You want to manage assets by giving a goalie a long term deal for unspecified money knowing full well that he isn't the goalie to take us to a Cup.

And then what happens when you are on the cusp of a Stanley Cup knowing you need a better goalie, but you are tied down to Huet on a long term deal?

You have basically shot yourself in the foot. In a cap world, the window of opportunity is small, real small. Foresight will count for a lot more than it used to.

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