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01-20-2004, 10:54 PM
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it looks like kHabby will be a ufa next year if it takes 6.5 mill to retain him. In todays' NHL, that is way too much.

BTW, Salo got another shutout tonight and it lowers his gaa to 1.4 in the last 10 games. 2 years ago, the oilers were 2nd in the league in gaa despite having the 2nd youngest team. Salo was the reason as he played very well and many people thought he was a top 5 goalie. He may be returning to that form.

Kelly Hrudey has an interesting theory on Salo. He said that all great goalies (Roy, Belfor etc) struggled as they turned 30 because their reflexes slowed down. They had to re-learn their game to keep their status. They had to focus more on fundamentals and positioning. He said that Salo was going through this with goaltending coach Pete Peters and was emerging from his learning curve.

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