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10-25-2003, 10:18 AM
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Firstly, I'd like to thank MrMackey for doing the grunt work and providing the numbers. Chimera $500,000.00 is a bit of an eye-opener when compared to Isbister $1,925,000.00. Say what you will folks but Ferguson $550,000.00 compared to Brewer $2,500,000.00 currently befuddles fiscal sensibilities. Understandably Chimera being an almost rookie should be paid less. But Itzy Bitsy is paid to do more. Brewtal, this new Moniker could metamorph into a positive , if he returns to hardnosed physical play and initiates, in your face physical offensive rushes, at this moments is not 3 and a 1/2 times the player Ferggy is.

The notions that the Oilers need to keep their budget below last years is a self-defeating argument. Better to trade Comrie for good value, pay a new $3,000,000.00 USD player to help the Oilers go deep into the playoffs - thus proving that when money is spent teams have a better chance of winning. Am I missing something here or is spending less then half as much (34 million U$D) just to compete out of line? Consider that the Detroit Red Wings, are spending $77.8 and Dallas is shelling out $67.6 million U$.

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