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01-03-2012, 02:45 PM
Gardner McKay
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Calgary was never in serious running and they knew it, which is why their offer was so high. Desperation offers are not serious ones.

Speculation? All you've been discussing is speculation.
Tell that to the Rangers of 1998-2004. Big desperation offers won. Out bidding the competition out of desperation because of consistent failure. We won many of those and how did that work out for us? Not well, but we still won which shows if money is the main motivator then that the player will go where the money is.

Brad already won a Stanley cup, a Conn Smythe, is over 30 and could be getting the last big contract of his career so money easily could have been the main motivation which means that Calgary's offer COULD have been taken seriously. We will never know. But to say desperation offers are not taken seriously was just completely proved moot by the history of the Rangers.

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