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07-26-2010, 12:08 AM
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Sather overpaid Gomez & Drury -market value wasn't that high. Overpaid Rozy, Redden & Boogie. In the past it was Holik , Skrudland , Quintal. I'm so glad he didn't sign KOvy because he would have overpaid him too.
I think the real difference is between
(determined by the player and other GMs) and internal ability to set a
reasonable offer based on expected role/production
(determined by the GM/staff). Sather has repeatedly drastically overestimated expected production, but that doesn't mean market value wasn't in the same ballpark.
Btw, Sather had to pay a bit of a premium because Holik wanted to sign with a winning team, but he didn't pay that much more than Holik was being offered by other teams.
Thanks again to whoever posted that link a while ago. Yeah, it's very long, but it shares some insider knowledge about that particular time and free agency negotiations in general.
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