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11-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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koarl
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Originally Posted by Myllz View Post
It was the Sabres decision to match the offer from Edmonton, so that argument doesn't fly.
yes, but with briere and drury already gone, the sabres could not afford losing vanek. so they had to match the offer at all cost. if they resigned him, his salary would be much lower. the additional 1.5M they "accepted" were a mandatory evil.

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