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08-02-2005, 11:42 AM
Justin Bailey
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Originally Posted by Rowley Birkin
We were never gonna get Foote or Aucoin, and imo, both are kinda over rated anyway, especially Foote.

Great point about Connolly and Pyatt though. I have been saying it myself. We can do without these guys, and thats a little over $2m to spend in the FAs.

I'm not keen on Rafalski either to be honest. The only guys i can really think of, that i'd be willing to spend $4m on would be Niedermayer... more realistically Gonchar, and possibly Hamrlik as well.

At the lower end of the market, Spacek would be a great signing imo.
You're not sold on Rafalski? I'll tell you what, if I had to choose between he and Gonchar...I'd much rather have Rafalski on my team. He may be undersized, but at least he's competent in his own zone. Sergei Gonchar is one of the most over-rated defenseman in the league, IMO. Which ever team gives him a 4 million dollar contract will be overpaying for his services. If I recall correctly, Ozolinsh received a 2.75 mil contract from Anaheim. Gonchar shouldn't command much more than that.

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