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07-01-2011, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by
Ceux de Montreal
Sure, if this move happened in 2006. But take a look around, tends is to overpay players by 1M$.
Joel Ward, unproven third liner, 30 points getter get 3M$
Scottie Upshall, third liner, 30 points getter get 3.5M$
Jaromir Jagr, haven't played in the league for three years, get +3M$
Maxime Talbot, fourth liner, 20 points, get 2M$
Ed Jovanovski, at 35 years old, sign a 4 years contract
Kopecky a third liner, again 20-30 points, get 3.5M$
Sorry, but I much prefer to pay 1M$ more and get a relevant player. Cole can have an impact and he's exactly what the doctor ordered for the Canadiens: size, leadership, and won a Cup.
Plus, he's the PERFECT role model for Pacioretty: both are american power forwards, and Cole came back successfuly from a major injury to the neck, just like Pacioretty.
People overact now cause it's the fun thing to do, especially because it's fun to hate the Canadiens, but if Cole went to Philadelphia or Boston at the same salary, all we would heard is how Eastern team are getting bigger and the Canadiens softer.
Suck it, Cole is an excellent addition to the Habs: team had money, they used it to fill a need while grabbing one of the best players available.
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