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Old 09-16-2010, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Derelict View Post
Well, they had 6 games to see Niemi close up, I think that's why they didn't want him (yes, I know Leighton blew in the finals, but Niemi didn't impress me too much either, outside of game 2). I think they made a pitch at Nabakov, it wasn't happening, so they tried to upgrade the D in front of Leighton. I just hope guys like Hartnell, Giroux, and Leino are able to keep the momentum they had in the playoffs.
I agree that Niemi didn't set the world on fire with his play, but he's got a ring and he's better than what the Flyers have now. Considering he was eventually signed for $2 mil, I don't see how they wouldn't want the upgrade.
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