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10-27-2003, 04:15 AM
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The York comparison in my opinion is a little off, York brings leadership, defensive responsibility and great PK work to the team, he also produced in NY when he had crap wingers (before he was put on the "fly" line.) Comrie stepped into a situation that was tailor made for him to hit those bonuses. He played half a season on the 2nd line, with some good talent, and then he went to the first line with all the talent the team had to offer. Also, those bonuses were so easy to reach because he bent lowe over the table.
Lowe had a choice and he made the one that would get Comrie into the NHL as an Oiler, and now Comrie is making a choice, comparable to the one he made 3 years ago, trying to force lowe's hand. Only problem is, kevin lowe can sit on this situation till comrie is 31 or if comrie is lucky and the CBA changes, until he is 28 or whatever the age changes to.
Something i just thought of....what if the comrie camp is hoping that the new UFA system makes it a much younger age and he won;t have to wait too long to get those kind of dollars and choose where he wants to play...
If those bonuses were so easy, how come more younger players don't put up those numbers consistantly.
The bonuses were attainable, but by no means easy.
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