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04-04-2013, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerkini View Post
So why waste assets until you know what you have? And how will you know what you have unless you play them? Reimer is young. Reimer has been rock solid in this league from the very beginning, unlike Smith and Elliot. I don't think the comparison is valid.
You aren't wasting assets when the guy you would be bringing in will give you multiple years of good play. Yeesh. Agreed don't bring in rentals but if you have a multi-year upgrade you do it. And yes he is an upgrade. And really Nonis believed he wanted an upgrade as well or the talks wouldn't have been happening at all. Don't put much stock in his "veteran support" stuff. Does anyone expect him to say "I don't trust my goaltending so I'm working hard to replace them". That'll go over really well with the guys who remain his goaltenders after not making a move.

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