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02-27-2008, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Handyy View Post
But what were our offers? You need to offer something serious to consider. You can't just go riding a bicycle into the interstate. Dallas gave them a serious offer, which apparently was good enough not even worth to call Columbus back because our offer was considerably lower.

If it were like that, then I really wonder what was the point losing time negotiating with Tampa Bay, if Howson already knew his offer was low.
Dallas offered a goalie. We did not. The goalie is widely believed to be the deal maker.

Howson made serious offers. But you can't give an orange to a guy who wants an apple. I'd imagine it would have taken a big overpayment for Howson to force Tampa to forget they wanted a goalie.

As for wasting time....It's clear from comments that Howson had other things on the table. I'd expect the Marleau issue to be revisited this summer, unless we can target someone better (Jokinen).

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