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04-10-2013, 10:36 AM
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Andy
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Those saying that Gauthier changed his philosophy last season when the size thing. I'd have to disagree. When he traded Halak for Eller and Schultz he said he targeted these two players because both bring elements the habs lacked: size. Schultz in an interview said Gauthier told him that he acquired him because he has a skill-set Montreal lacked in their prospect pool which was physicality and aggressiveness. He re-acquired Mara at the deadline to bring in size and depth on the backend. Let's not forget the waiver pickup of Blair Betts (who was injured so couldn't play). There were plenty of instances to suggest that he didn't just change his philosophy last year. Cole, Eller, Schultz, Mara, attempt at Betts, Staubitz, Wisniewski (though not big is tough).

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