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07-06-2011, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by deandebean View Post
Don't need to. The players that were making the most money got traded away because of it. Look at the trades during the Houle period and it says everything. The team's expenses were cut drastically. The reason why Houle was hired was because he was already on Molson's payroll. Many moves were made to save money from the inside: plane rides, etc.

When George came in, everybody flew 1st class. They spent galore. Sure the dollar got better. But George knew that the organisation had to be bigger spenders.
Yup. I remember when they had to make a decision between Koivu and Recchi because they wouldn't keep both. Such BS.

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