Mark Messier with Steve Somers(4/17)
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04-19-2010, 01:26 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Columbus offered Redden even more money than we did. This after Chicago just paid Campbell more money than Donald Trump.
About an hour before we signed Gomez and Drury, Briere signed for 6.5 million for
with a NMC.
Sather wasn't pulling these offers out of his ass... UFAs are overpaid by rule, and at the time, the cap was going up ~$5m per year and these offers were right in line with other team's.
Unfortunately, we are saddled with these contracts because we're a much more desirable location than Clb, etc., and the UFAs accept our offers.
EDIT: And let me be clear, it was moronic deciding to go for these players, but the price we paid once we chose them weren't excessive compared to the market.
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