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03-19-2009, 10:00 AM
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Levitate
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Originally Posted by Melrose_Jr. View Post
I don't imagine you're signing people to 5-7 year contracts unless you're looking WAY ahead and following a plan. It's inconceivable that Sather would make those offers with any intention of moving them in the near future, because it's going to take a TERRIBLE deal, from a Ranger perspective, to do so.
My guess is that they were also expecting the cap to continue to increase, making the big signings not as hard to deal with...plus this is also just Larry Brooks saying "well they gotta trade someone" rather than Sather himself saying "yeah we gotta trade someone, this didn't work out"

Not to mention that the long contracts (other than Lundqvist) were FA's, and you basically have to give them long contracts these days.

Basically I don't see how any of this is "abandoning a plan" at this point.

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