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01-17-2013, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Doesn't surprise - or dismay - me at all.

The lack of surprise is, of course, we were outbid for his services by New York at the time that contract was signed. (And thank G-d for that.)

The lack of dismay is because the top two pairings are set, and Aucoin is definitely on the team. His most likely role would be on the bench, while Savard or Moore goes back to Springfield and gets minutes there. And at that, with a low contract, he would be perfectly acceptable.

There's a subtlety in there that folks keep missing about us. We don't have much top-end skill, but there's a coherent team structure. That's why you keep hearing Jackets fans sounding confident.

EDIT: Or, IOW, what ClevelandJacketFan said.

"I don't care if it's a shutout, so long as it's a win." --Anton Forsberg, after his 1-0 OT game-, series-, and Cup-winning shutout in the 2016 Calder Cup Finals

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