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Alienating Kolzig by acquiring Huet was risk McPhee had to take

Updated: February 29, 2008, 5:33 PM ET
By Ryan Dixon | The Hockey News

Ticking off "Godzilla" might be dangerous, but it had to be done.

Washington Capitals GM George McPhee enhanced his team's goaltending situation by acquiring Cristobal Huet from the Montreal Canadiens at the trade deadline. But the move certainly didn't delight 15-year Caps stopper Olaf Kolzig.

Once upon a time, Kolzig's hot temper tempered his ability to stay focused and stop pucks. But once the goalie they call "Godzilla" got his emotions under control, he ...

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