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07-14-2008, 11:20 AM
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Ola
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i'm trying to think of 3 examples [league-wide] of big-ticket UFA signings in the last 10 years that truly paid off... (paid off= largely responsible for a team getting to the SCF or winning it outright).
and by UFA i'm referring to one that changed teams, not re-signings.
Yeah, but I think that like Chara defenitly is worth it. He got Boston into the PO's, and you can't develop players without beeing a good team. Thats impossible. Sheitty teams will always wreck allot of prospects. Look at how Florida and STL for example have developed the young D's they have drafted through the years.

Its extremely hard for a puckmoving D to develop on a poor team. Its allot easier for a team that got a solid platform to develop good players.

So in that context many UFA's are still worth it if they make their team better. But there is plenty of UFA's signed who I think its doubtful if they don't hurt their team instead.

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