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Canucks sign F Marco Sturm to 1 year, $2.25M deal
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07-01-2011, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by
Mike Gillis - "We're not going to settle for good #NHL players. We're going for great NHL players."
Sturm = great NHL player.
I think frustration is making you miss the point. Sturm is on a one year contract. Gillis is talking about core guys that the team is built around, guys he's willing to sign to long term contracts: Luongo, Sedins, Kesler, Burrows, Bieksa, Hamhuis, Edler, Malhotra, etc.
As others have said, Gillis is not going to tie up $20-30M on a 4-6 year deal for a player that's "good". Compare Leino/Fleischmann @ 4.5M to Kesler @ 5M. Which would you rather have? One is good, one is great. If you fill up on good players, you have no room left for great ones when the opportunity presents itself.
You can't have a team with only great players -- thus the Sturm signing -- but if you're going to make a commitment to a player, you want him to be great. I fully support that philosophy.
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