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01-25-2014, 01:42 PM
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I'm sorry but I just don't know what anyone would expect. We all knew losing Rinne for a long period of time was the one thing we had no hope of overcoming. Anyone who thinks we should have spent 3 million or more for a 1A backup headed into this season is just stupid. You don't spend that kind of money on a backup goalie unless you think you have a Cup contender and goal is your potential achilles heel (like pittsburgh did when the signed vokoun)

Signing Hutton was no worse than signing some worn out retread like Theodore or Hedberg. And the truth of the matter is, we are playing .500 hockey with our backup and that's about the best you can hope for. We were going to be a bubble playoff team with Rinne healthy, and we are about a 10th place team without him.

If everyone who wants to bag on Trotz for the bad things was forced to give him credit for the good, in the end its about a wash.

Its annoying listening to our fans act like we are having a season like edmonton or calgary are having, or like the blue jackets used to have. This hasn't been a good year but its also not a disaster by any stretch of the imagination.

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