Thread: Speculation: Can Brian Burke do it?
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04-09-2009, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW View Post
Last yr Hillen was one of the most sought after college free agents.

Hillen played the last 2-3 games of the season with the nyi,so this is his rookie season.He's making $875,000.I have never read anything about bonuses in Hillen's deal.

I don't buy that other teams were offering over $3m in bonus money to Bozak.I don't have a problem with how Burke and the Leafs use their cap space.I just find the idea that overpaying for a college ufa, makes Burke some sort of genius.
Read Beukeboom Fan's post, he explains it. The bonus money is a non-factor unless he plays well enough to earn it. You can't possibly overpay for Bozak.

Gilroy is another story entirely, because he isn't restricted to an entry level deal.

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