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12-04-2011, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by chewBACHa View Post
the big difference was that markov was UFA and Gorges RFA
if both were rfa, 1 year deal wouldve been signed for both
Actually the smarter thing to do was play hardball with Markov like they took the time to do with Gorges.

Sign him to a one year deal and see how his leg was, so we wouldn't be in a mess.

If we would of done that it would be like this:

Markov 1year/5.75mill - not play - LTIR - cap hit doesn't count

Next year get discount as he doesn't know when he will play again for sure and us not take the risk of dishing that money out, and were not on the hook for a possible 2 other years which we don't even know we will get out of him.

Gorges is alot younger had a leg surgery like Markov, I like the chances of a younger player being able to return than aging player liek Markov at 33yrs and getting older and has only seen limited action in the last 2 seasons where Gorges seen a 1full and a half seasons before going out with his injury.

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