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01-31-2005, 12:56 AM
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Behn Wilson
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The Hawks team payroll is ridiculously on the low side. WIrtz/Pulford have used the excuse they were planning for this and want to snap up free agents with their remaining cap. (they are just cheap and the lockout makes a convenient excuse)

I preduict they will seriously make a run at one of the big names in Murray, Palffy, Demitra, Kariya... They will think they will be theirs for the taking. And as usual when the price is too high Dollar Bill will back and we wont get any of them. Then when the market clears we will sign one or two second or third tier forwards (we desperateely need scoring).

Either A Valerie Bure level scorer or someone who slips thru the cracks like Lindros with the injury scare or Zhamnov who is overvaluing himself that noone would pay top dollar for. Or with Pulford aboard a grtitty scrub signing like hometown boy Bates Battaglia (I thought he used to be good, what happened???).

I do think their is a (very) outside chance that we target and land Glen Murray.

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