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07-10-2009, 10:43 AM
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I can't believe people are getting all defensive over Gainey being called out on the Gionta contract. That contract is insanely high.
All you people defending it are the same people who would be laughing your ass off if Toronto or Boston signed him to that same deal.
Gionta was a FREE agent, EVERY free agent...whether it's a high end one or a more obscure one, gets overpaid. However, it's especially true with the higher end free agents.
I always laugh when people say team X overpaid for player Y...it's inevitable, you're competing for a player with multiple teams in a free market, of course you're going to overpay.
Gainey gets bashed for not being acting on the free agent front, the he gets bashed for being too active. Essentially, what I get from alot of Habs fans is that they want Gainey to sign all the best players, at the cheapest deals possible...yeah, that makes total sense and it's totally realistic
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