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12-22-2009, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The Sneak View Post
It's posturing but the interesting study is the why.

If Ilya said it, and meant it, are the players hearing something we haven't? If not, that's simply a malicious swipe at the organization and the fans

Why is Waddell talking about it? Does he not influence the season ticket renewals and future free agents if he admits openly that there are concerns about the long term future of the franchise? If he said that to put Ilya in a poor light it was awfully short sighted.
Now those are better questions. I wondered too why he was bringing up such a supposed non-issue. Could be that:
1) It was a lame smokescreen to avoid answering what the real issues are.
2) It truly is one of the hundred issues of minutiae that get discussed, negotiated and written into contracts which no one around here really thinks about (or knows about) and is why it takes some time to get a deal done and not just 'x' years at 'y' dollars.

I think both probably apply here.

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