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10-01-2003, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Brock
I'm just really really really confused at some of these protection lists.
Well I guess the most obvious answer that must be true in a fair percentage of the cases is that the teams are looking to dump the salary of these guys because a cheaper guy outplayed them in camp. Some of these top prospects make a whole lot more than lower picks or reclamation projects. A guy like Harvey who had 3 goals in 76 games last year looks overpriced at anything more than 500,000 I'd say, but I think he's actually making around 1.3 million. And you never know what kind of off the ice stuff, worth ethic or fitness dedication might turn a team off of a player who still had some upside. You can't invest a lot of money in a bubble guy who isn't taking it seriously. Who knows, but I'm sure they're out there for a reason.

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