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12-15-2011, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
Agreed on both accounts. Grebs was a protected asset as well. I actually think we had a high likelyhood of bringing him back had he continued to play as his initial stint indicated, or, at the least dealing him away. His injury screwed all parties involved. As for Kessel, this was a moment of truth for Poile, and he came tanilizingly close....too close to not deliver. Ack. Still frustrated with that whole situation.
I cannot believe that if we had simply been willing to match Torontos offer (salary) that Kessel would have gone for it. I suspect we would have had to substantially exceed their offer or he would have just waited for offer sheets to end up where he wanted to be.

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