Round 2, Vote 10 (HOH Top Goaltenders final round)
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01-17-2013, 05:05 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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And in case anyone checked out of the previous thread a little early -- the reason Rollins was sent down was that the Hawks had landed Glen Hall, and Rollins had some sort of friction with coach/GM Tommy Ivan.
(This is me speculating, but I wouldn't be surprised if the friction arose from Ivan constantly spending resources to acquire goalies like Hall and Lumley to compete with Rollins, considering the problems they had at other positions)
Sort of like a modern team refusing to trade a player to another team in their division out of fear it would come back to bite them in the ass? In the O6, if you got an better goalie, you could just bury your very good previous goalie in the minors rather than give him a shot with another team, so he wouldn't come back to bite you.
There's a reason players like Ted Lindsay and Doug Harvey fought so hard to get a Player's Union.
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