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07-22-2013, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by The Zetterberg Era View Post
I feel bad for what happened to Cujo here, but he was certainly well compensated for all the grief he took and he sold out his home market to make it happen. I wish it would have gone better, but the beginning of the end wasn't just Hasek arrival but the rather famous practice fight with Yzerman. Keep in mind as upsetting as that situation was, he had some problems with teammates as well. That whole situation was mishandled, but by everyone involved Cujo included in that as far as some of the professionalism stories that were leaking at the time.
Feels kind of strange to think of Ken Holland being cutthroat with letting a player go these days, doesn't it?

I'm sure the salary cap has something to do with it. And perhaps Holland being a trained goalie made him less forgiving to any errors he could more easily see. I'm always surprised how many high end hockey minds don't take the time to really learn the nuances of the position other than, "Did he stop it? Good."

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