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07-08-2008, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ChicagoBlues View Post
Gillis did us a favor by making a reasonable offer to Backes and, imo, while we do want Bernier, I think this is a favor in return. $2.5m for Bernier is awesome.
Actually I think it's more of a shot back. Gillis made Backes the offer but it was for 3 years. We make the offer but for only 1 year. If it was really a favor it would've been a longer length. I've gotten a good laugh off this thread though and the announcement.

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