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09-23-2003, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilers89
Comrie is 23 and doesn't deserve anywhere near 1.8M to 2.0M. He's a spoiled brat by wanting 2.0M. Why can't you understand that LMHF#1. York had his first contract last year and he made 1.2M last season. IMO, York's better than Comrie. Comrie doesn't have arbitration rights which York would have had this off-season. That's why he was signed longer.

If you give him 1.8M to 2.0M, what's he going to ask in the next contract? 4.0M, 5.0M. You have to be firm in these contracts. 1.4M at the most.
Agreed. And what does it say to every other player who chose a lower paycheque to be an Oiler? How many young players will want comparable raises when their contracts are up?

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