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09-23-2013, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by sabrefan27 View Post

I watched Gillies play in the first preseason game and he was very effective. Fast, physical and he scored a goal. He also fits a very important spot, as he's an exempt veteran.
Exempt---how? He has to clear waivers to be sent down to the AHL.

In terms of buffalo his odds were stacked against him. He is a 4th liner and buffalo has Scott and Kaleta assured a spot and then a likely battle between Porter and McCormick for the center job with McCormick having the edge. What complicates things further is the liklihood of Buffalo going with 8 Dmen and 13 forwards to start the season.

this really wasnt a slap against him, but maybe giving him a chance to find an NHL job on another team.

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