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12-04-2011, 03:08 AM
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LyricalLyricist
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Originally Posted by Bourne Endeavor View Post
I strongly believe money was never the deal breaker, simply term. Wisniewski wanted stability and to settle down with his family, knowing he would not have to uproot in three years. With how favorably he talked about the organization and city, he seemed willing to accept less money but wouldn't bunch on term. Frankly, it was a mistake to allow him to walk, especially if my assumption is accurate. He had an insane season with us and we watched yet another powerplay specialist and fairly decent defenseman, walk out the door.

Like others have insinuated, there was too much reliance placed upon Markov's return when we opted to not resign Wisniewski or Hamrlik.

Hamrlik - Wisniewski
Emelin - Subban
Gill - Gorges
Weber

vs.

Subban - Gorges
Emelin - Weber
Gill - Diaz

For argument sake, we will assume Spacek is injured and Campoli was never signed. The first, while not great, is far better than the second. The only good news about this is Markov's delayed return may bury Martin. If so, then I'm all for it.
Why did you add Hamrlik too? Together doesn't equal markov's cap, we can't even fit them both under the cap.

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