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03-15-2010, 04:34 PM
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come on guys... everyone can be a shrewd GM in retrospect...
the year Legwand got extended he had 27 goals, and appeared to be on an upward track.
there are plenty of GMs who would have signed a 27 year old 27 goal scorer to a long term deal for 4.5 mil
Poile's options(other than the deal he ended up making) were either sign him short term for about the same or probably more per year, and risk having to pay him 6-7 million if he went on and scored 30+, or else let him go for nothing as a UFA.
so far, we probably arent quite getting our moneys worth but we really arent getting gypped likethe above mentioned deald (Horcoff, etc)
here's hoping that when some of the older guys leave and some youngsters become available to be our "stopper" that leggy gets put with say, Hornqvist or Wilson and starts piling up the points again...
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