Thread: Speculation: Andrei Kostitsyn
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12-14-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post

did I miss the sarcasm intended in your post?

in case you didn't know it, Price and Gorges were both RFA's when they signed their last deals, i don't recall anyone suggesting they wouldn't be re-signed. (and Price is an RFA this time around as well).

and by the way, we also heard it about Komisarek & Koivu before they left town, and go figure, we also saw similar "foot-in-the-mouth" post arguing that anyone who thought the habs wouldn't re-sign them just because they waited till the off-season were "crazy" "management bashers" "idiots" etc etc.

I guess we can find common ground in that we'd both be shocked if the habs signed someone during the season... just b/c other teams/GM's are smart enough to figure out that team favorable contracts are far more likely BEFORE the UFA period, doesn't mean our team will follow suit.

why commit to a player in exchange for a team/cap friendly deal when you can wait for the UFA period and overpay for some other teams unwanted assets

it's that kind of brilliant approach that landed us
Spacek @ 3.8M$
Cammalleri @ 6M$
Gionta @ 5M$
Never offered Koivu a contract

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