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03-12-2004, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Frenzy1
One thing I don't understand is how fans say that an expansion team shouldn't go after UFAs. IF you have the money you might as well spend it if it will increase you chances of winning.
I agree, and this is especially true in Columbus (a non-traditional hockey market) where fans grow impatient very quickly. They want to see the GM going out and getting expensive players that are supposedly going to make the team a contender.

The Jackets have shed close to $7 million in salary this season, and will turn around and go after more FAs this summer (MacLean has gone on record as saying he'll do this). Hopefully he'll have better luck in his choices, and will pick guys that fit in with the youth movement taking hold.

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