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07-02-2011, 12:25 PM
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His management created a circumstance by which the only chance that this team had at competing any time soon was to be able to sign this one free agent (who is not without risks), and even then, it is the presence of the coach that probably played the biggest factor in the player coming here. Had the signing not happened, this team would have been ****ed. That's a good job?
We could have had Kovalchuk if we showed restraint for one year,
but instead we got a worse and injury prone player in Gaborik, too. If it wasn't for Dolan's moneybags, Redden would still be a problem.
Hey, anything is better than giving out the worst contracts in NHL history (which we are only 3-4 years removed from). Good job? At best, you can say he's finally learning how to use the monumental advantages that he has over virtually every other team. But he certainly hasn't gone above and beyond that.
By that you mean we could have had Kovalchuk if we threw out $100 million to meet his demand of being the "$100 million man"? According to an Agent, that was what Kovie's agent had told owners around the league, how important it was for Kovie to have a $100 mil contract,that was his sticking point. How is that somehow a better scenario than what happened here?
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