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07-20-2010, 10:32 AM
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Waiting like that is the same reason the lockout happened a few years back...thanks Bob Goodenow. Yes they could have waited for a better deal, but if you wait until you get too close to the season, the Flyers would have gone to desperation mode.
I truly think that this is a deal to help Tampa, kind of as a business favor. We've seen it before...Coburn-Zhitnik. No team should have taken Zhitnik.
Then you waive him at that point. That is betetr than 1.7mm cap hit and a 4th rd pick. Zhitnik was a fine dman at the time. Waddel needed to make th eplayoffs so he gave up on coburn. You can hardly compare the Gagen situation to that. They had other options with Gagne. They already were in desparation mode sadly.
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