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Brian Burke-President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames
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09-05-2013, 01:17 PM
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You are dodging the question. What decent veteran goalies has Burke acquired for any of the past teams he was employed by? And
if khabibulin is so bad, why did Chicago pick him up?
Because Khabby can still play the game when he's healthy and well-rested. He's a good backup even at his age. The Oilers brought Khabby to be a starter, which he can't do now and wasn't capable of doing even four years ago. Replacing Roloson with Khabby because Roli wanted a 2 year deal (when the Oilers only wanted to give him 1) with a less capable Khabby, and giving him a 4 year contract to boot, should be considered Tambo's signature move for this franchise. More than anything, it's what caused them to go from being merely a bad team to being the worst team in the league.
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