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03-17-2010, 05:46 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
David Poile did overpay on Legwand and Erat contracts. People need to take in the previous summer's events into context as well. The team had just shipped off some good players. I wouldn't put it past the players to be nervous about those events as well; afraid to sign and settle down only to be shipped off again. And I'm sure the last thing Poile wanted was to lose two more guys who had been with the team for a long time, who knew our system. The ownership group also wanted to show the city that the team was willing to bring guys back.
I'm not suggesting that it makes the signings 100% ok, but that needs to be taken into context as well.
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