Quote Originally Posted by Long live the King View Post
Yes roster spots are precious, but we're talking about the backup goalie. I couldn't find a list of the other available backups at the time, but was there anyone significantly better then Pav? Same with Names. People are talking like Names is some guy the plucked off the street in Russia just for the hell of it. He's an NHL player and still has to preform. The fact he's Russian is a bonus.
Yea, I'm not sure the point you're trying to make with this particular post, I'm just saying it's a huge reach to say they signed Pav because he's Czech. Your original post was that it was an instance where they signed on guy to make another guy comfortable. Last time I saw that happen with signing Nylander because Jagr liked him.