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09-23-2003, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilers89
You don't give in to 23-year-old players. You give him 2.0M then next contract he'll want 3.0M, 4.0M, maybe even 5.0M. These young players have got to realized, they have only played 3 years at most in the league and the three teams are right. Remember Minnesota is standing firm with Gaborik as is Ottawa with Havalat.

And those teams are going to suffer because of it, that's their perogative and their fans' can believe what they wanna believe. Doesn't apply to this situation. We're the Edmonton Oilers, not the Sens or Wild. Managing a team like that wouldn't make any sense.

Let the flame-storm continue, bring it on guys.....

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