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07-01-2008, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
It's pretty funny how everyone thinks St.Louis would match without question. Aren't a lot of you people the ones that would have walked away from Ryan Kesler and his$1.9mil offer sheet?

If St.Louis didn't think Backes had the skill to play in the top 6 in the next couple years there's a possibility they don't match. It was worth a shot.
It was definitely worth a shot. I thought it was a very reasonable offer sheet. Not like the Vanek/Penner fiascos. I even thought Kesler's offer was too much last year. He'll wind up earning it, but he was sooooo inexperienced that $1.9m seemed exhorbitant at the time.

Anyway, have a great 2008-2009 season.

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