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08-31-2011, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
Does anyone have a link confirming that Arnott, Dumont, and Kariya had to call Poile to initiate contact? I'm not saying that it isn't the case, or that they didn't at least make the first move, but I haven't seen any actual reports that confirm either they did make the initial call or, to the more extreme, that Poile hadn't planned on contacting them. I'm just curious since this has been tossed around quite a bit over the years.
It is certainly not true in Kariyas case, and anyone suggesting otherwise is just perpetuating an urban legend.

We landed Kariya because we were very aggressive. Coming out of the lockout there were other high profile FAs and Kariya wasnt considered the top of the class but we called him first before anyone else and sold him hard. Greg Johnson apparently played a key role in convincing PK to sign, as well.

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