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02-11-2012, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
“I always thought the Canadiens would make it a priority to sign me, and I was hoping and thinking that they’d make a real attempt to keep me. But for whatever reason, they decided that wasn’t the case until it became way too late.” – Sheldon Souray

Fact- gainey's no negociation approach backfired on more than one occasion
Fact- when you let people twist in the wind, they assume, rightly or wrongly, that you aren't that interested... Especially high achieves with big egos, which pro athletes are
Fact: you picked a horrible example. Souray ended up getting overpaid and his play nosedived after leaving Montreal. Maybe Gainey was right...

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