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05-20-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by GoneFullHolmgren View Post
why not? if you think he can be better then what we had this past season you do it. even if its a 1 year deal and if it doesnt work out?
hindsight.
I don't think it will work out, at least not as well other options. I guess as a backup to Mason it wouldn't hurt if his contract isn't ridiculous, but at 39 or whatever he is and not having played in a year, I would imagine that a better bet would be one of the UFAs out there. I guess on a one year, low cap hit deal, it could be low-risk high reward situation. But it could also leave the team in a position it was in this year where the starter never gets a day off because the backup is so bad. I don't know what Thomas has been doing over the past year, but he is very reliant on his athleticism IIRC. A 39 year old that hasn't played pro hockey in a year is likely going to lose a bit of that athleticism in that time.

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