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07-22-2011, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by prairie hab View Post
Did Markov's camp consider what was best for the team as well?

I am distressed by this deal. The money is a non-issue, but the term is concerning.
The lack of term is concerning for me to, to me its a sign that Gorges either wants out or thinks he's worth big bucks.

I don't see why he wouldn't sign a 3-4 year deal in the $10-12m range after his injury. The only reason to leave $7.5-9m on the table is if you think you can play the year and risk injury for a much huger payday.

There is a 10-25% chance that Josh doesn't return to form / gets reinjured and he loses out on a tonne of money if that is the case. For him not to take a 3-4 yr deal and take a 1 yr 2.5m deal is a sign that he wants to get paid. I honestly can't see the Habs playing hard ball with him and only offering him a 1 yr deal after they gave Markov 3 years.

He wants to get paid ala Willie Beamin. I think he has some offensive talents that he hasn't had a chance to display because of his acl the past 4 years. The kid's got skillz.

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