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06-09-2009, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Darth Milbury View Post
I don't remember an Adam Graves deal, but there was that Ziggy Palffy stuff. And, I think a larger part of the reason it fell through was the bitterness between the two teams. Isles wouldn't make that deal without a big cash payment from the Rangers, partially because our ownership group resented the Rangers' flexing of their financial muscle.
I think Bettman nixed it because there was the huge cash payment and some business about putting the Isles on MSG x amount of games. I might be remembering it incorrectly but it seems familiar because Bettman didn't like the potential precedent with money and tv being mixed into trades.

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