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11-13-2009, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
Another thread for posters to take free shots at our teams most Senior member. Joy.

Guy wasnt given any credit when he was out top dman for 3 years, now its his 5th and he has a smaller role, and hes regressed to the role of whipping boy.
There was much discussion here Fitzy before he signed his last contract what he was worth and $4 mil was about the most anyone thought. Personally I was most interested at the time in bringing back Jagr. To me that was priority No. 1. Rozsival at best IMO was $3.5. The reason: he is not a No. 1 even if he had become more or less our go to guy. 35-40 point seasons aren't all that spectacular considering some of the other personnel we had on the ice especially for the pwp--Jagr, Straka, Nylander, Shanahan. There was also chemistry with the other Czechs which when Jagr and Straka left more or less evaporated. I'm not sure Michal is not going to get better again but I have little doubt that his role has changed. The days of being the go to guy are over. He's been bypassed by others--MDZ being one and with Gilroy and Sanguinetti waiting in the wings the salary he makes is a lot for what he's being asked to do. Basically it comes down to Sather again overpaying for a player not only the money but length of term and underestimating the players he has coming up through the pipeline.

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