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06-29-2009, 08:31 PM
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I disagree. The CBA was negotiated by people other than Lowe. Lowe was the first to figure out that a RFA offer was possible under the new CBA. Bolland is signed to that deal because it would have cost only a 2nd rounder to sign him for 3.1 million as a RFA.
Lowe wasn't the first to figure it out (St. Louis tossed a few RFAs around in the previous CBA...we'd rather not discuss how that went) he is just the scape goat as the restrictions to the RFA offer sheet became much more lenient under this CBA.
People who blame Lowe for that need to learn their 90's hockey history. In this reguard, they can blame Bettmen. And the BOG, and the NHLPA and hell while we're at it lets blame Eagleson too.
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