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12-27-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Moskau View Post
Regier had his hand in most of the signings for Rochester prior to the split to Portland. It's not as if most Rochester fans are pissed at Regier for the last 1 1/4 seasons. It's that prior to all of this he's had a history of not signing veterans or replacing players who were injured.

I believe it was the year after the lockout where Dominic Pittis wanted to resign with the Amerks and Regier basically told him to have fun in Switzerland. This was after a 104, 65 (in 58) and 77 pt season with the Amerks. Pominville, Roy, and Paille were all called up for full time duty after only a month and they were replaced by absolute plugs. Jiri "The Turd" Novotny was the leading scorer that year with 54 pts and the Amerks missed the playoffs. Moves like that are why Regier isn't well liked by Amerks fans.
Yep I remember that. Pittis was the heart and soul of the Amerks. He loved it there and wanted to re-sign prior to free agency. Regier basically gave him the finger and Pittis signed a deal in Europe mid season.

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