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09-29-2003, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Lanny MacDonald
Guess what Sparky, he got it last year. That's the problem with massive bonus laden contracts that are easy to attain. The raise the salary bar and make it difficult to justify your way out of it.

BTW... just so you know, and for sake of argument, Comrie has scored 111 points in the past two seasons, the very same amount as Ryan Smyth. Comrie has also lit the lamp 53 times compared to Smyth's 45. Don't think for a second that these numbers haven't been drilled into Kevin Lowe's ass by Rich Winter? Nawww, he wouldn't negotiate that way. Its not like he's done it that way in the past.

The problem with your logic is that Smyth had arbitration rights and Comrie doesn't so Comrie has 2 choices sign what is offered or sit and wait for a trade. The single biggest hurdle isn't money the way i see it, it is the fact that comrie isn't happy playing in EDM because of the fishbowl effect. The moeny thing could be solved through negotiation, but the happiness thing is a whole different animal. If Comrie is traded it won't be over money.

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