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03-22-2013, 04:08 PM
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Roli was far from a proven starter at the time the Oilers traded for him. He had been platooning with Fernandez for the previous two seasons and into the 2005-06 season. Fernandez was outplaying him at the time, which is why Roli was available.
At the time a lot of people thought a first and a third was a big overpayment. He played ok during the rest of that first regular season with the Oilers. Then he turned in a phenomenal run in the playoffs (damn you MAB).
The trade for Roloson was a gamble that worked out well. Hopefully, another such gamble gives the Oil the same result.
Actually Roloson was a very good goaltender in Min, and posted .927 and .933 seasons playing as the starter before the lockout. Fernandez came in and challenged his spot, in which the Wild had to make a decision of who to keep. They went with Fernandez, which looked like the wrong choice in hindsight, and traded Roloson to us at the deadline. Roloson was definitely a starter, I am not sure where you think he was a nobody before the cup run. He alone got us into the playoffs.
He was severely underrated playing in Minnesota. We got him for a song.
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