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09-05-2013, 12:31 PM
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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.
The thing here is that khabibulin was coming off a trip to the WCF. Sure tambo overpaid and gave him too many years, but the fact is that he was still a starter on a very good team.
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