KOVALCHUK traded to the New Jersey Devils for Bergfors, Oduya, Cormier & 1st rounder
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02-03-2010, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by
FF de Mars
You are damn right. Gabby was THE guy I though we'd get this summer with all that free cap money we had. Gainey ends up with Gomez and the second worst contract of the league... and for what, McDo who was supposed to be good and who was a 1st rounder.
To shutehinside : It's all about the $$$. We had the $$$ = money and cap space. The Rangers didn't. They were tied with Drury and Gomez and Redden. Gaborik went to the biggest paycheck, as almost any human would do. We had the room to give him the biggest paycheck, but we gave it away to Sather.
Cammalleri-Plekanec-Gaborik would have been a sexy line..
I think it came down to Cammalleri or Gaborik though, given that, I think we made the right choice... Sure Cammy is hurt now, but his history for injuries was next to nil especially when compared to Gaborik. Infact Bob McKenzie and I believe it was Ray Ferraro on the TSN Panel also said Cammalleri was the best UFA signing this summer.
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