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10-25-2003, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Thing
That's kind of the buzz we've been hearing here in the Cities, too.

I'm looking forward to getting Dupuis back, but personally, I'm beyond caring about Gaborik. I think it's unlikely he'll be signed this year, and I'm perfectly fine with that. He shot himself in the foot with his idiotic demand for $6.5 million base + incentives - now he's going to miss at least a full season of NHL experience, and probably 2 seasons if there's a work stoppage next year. He'll never make that money back, especially with the new CBA coming up. This was a foolish multi-million dollar mistake for him.

Serves him right, as far as I'm concerned. I just hope the lesson is not lost on other young players who are following behind him.


Your feelings are understandable...but his demands just make him another greedy athlete. We all learn as fans to put these feelings behind us for the good of our teams. Good points as far as the lost income goes though...really puts agents into perspective. Buncha parasites.

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