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08-19-2004, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Burke's Evil Spirit
Are you kidding? It may not be as pronounced, but there have been some ludicrous arbitration awards to "defensive defenceman". Witt and Salei this year alone, and going back a few we have Jason Smith's landmark $2.2 million. Granted, this problem got a lot better when Hits were eliminated as a stat, but still...
What's ludicrous about them?

You're telling me you wouldn't rather have Witt at just over $2 million then let's say Stillman at 3.9? or some other soft forward at 3+ million (Bure, Czerkawski, etc in the past.)

If anything defensive defenseman have completely gotten the shaft in the past compared to their actual value to the team.

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