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02-05-2010, 03:57 PM
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Giroux tha Damaja
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Originally Posted by I am The Mush View Post
Hindsight is 20/20. Waddell knew how far he was prepared to go to keep Kovy. It's asking a lot of him to foresee that he wouldn't be able resign Kovalchuk for $8.4 x 12 years.
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Originally Posted by FlyHigh View Post
Well, the point is that I said it at the time, I don't feel like going back a year through posts, but Waddell should have offered Kovy something and if Kovy said no, should have dealt him then and there and gotten twice as much.
My point is that you said it at the time, but I bet your idea of getting maximum value then was predicated on Atlanta not being able to resign him. Since Waddell knew he was willing to go as far as he was, he is pretty justified in feeling confident in his ability to get Kovalchuk signed. Who turns down 101million/12years, or 70million/7years? I was saying hindsight is 20/20 in regards to knowing Kovy wouldn't sign for that much.

We're also ignoring the value to Atlanta of a final year of Kovalchuk.

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