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09-05-2013, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Del Preston View Post
How in the world can you compare the two? Khabibulin was signed by the Oilers when he was 36 and the Chicago starter. The 'Hawks got him back as a 40-year-old, often injured backup.
Khabby played 116 games since the Oilers signed him 4 years ago.
He had a history of injuries and any competent management team could see that he was not starting material simply because of his injury history which started long before the Oilers signed him.

He was a a backup and nothing more 4 years ago when he arrived. That was blatantly obvious to anybody paying attention but not to the Oilers management team as they continued to make him their starter year after year.
That signing was a blunder that hurt this hockey team and added years to the rebuilding.

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