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01-20-2010, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Chazz Reinhold View Post
Just because you keep saying this doesn't make it true...
Seriously? He didn't want to take the risk of a long term contract with one of the top players in the league. Hossa was the only one he was truly trying to get. He used the injury excuse with Gaborik even though half the players he has brought in had injury "issues".

In the cap era, you can't offer top talent short term deals when they are UFAs. You have to take a chance on a long term deal. Lombardi took a chance by trading assets for Williams and didn't want to spend the money for Gaborik.

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