Canucks sign David Backes to offer sheet; Blues Match
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07-01-2008, 11:19 PM
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Agreed, I don't think this was a really dirty move on Gillis' part. He said he tried to trade for Backes and couldn't work something out so he tried for an offersheet. I'm sure the Blues wanted to try to get Backes signed for less than $2.5M, but they likely would've ended up at something in that area anyway.
Definitely! We wanted to keep him for less, but $2.5m is fine. Not dirty at all. Not like last year's "Lowe blows". Gillis is a tough SOB. And he did the right thing by taking a shot at Backes.
To Bubbles: Every team gets fleeced at some point. It's brutal out there.
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