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11-05-2013, 10:33 PM
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dulzhok
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
I'm the last one on these boards to be critical of Poile. But I think Poile screwed the pooch by going with an unproven back up instead of signing a seasoned netminder to a one year contract. With a potentially risky off season surgery, hindsight suggests he should have been cautious and went the more expensive route.

If the Preds fall apart over the next 6-8 weeks, this may be the end of the Poile era.
I'm one of the 1st ones to be critical of Poile, but Hutton at this point is 3-1-1.

It's not like there were great cheap proven NHL backups available. Jason Labarbera? We'd hardly be better off...

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