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02-21-2012, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
It's not just about value.

When the team is doing well and making the playoffs, can sign pretty good UFA's(see Cole).
Cole came because we gave him a ton of cash and a longer term than anybody else would give him. That's what we usually do. The only difference is that Cole actually wound up earning what we're paying him to do.

As for us progressing... I don't see how that's the case. 88 points two years ago, 96 last year and another sub 90 season now. We're a bubble team most of the time and this season we dropped off the face of the earth. That is not progression.
Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
When it's going the wrong direction you end up overpaying for UFA's(like Cammy Spacek Hamrlik etc) and creates a cap crunch.

When Gionta's contract expires, if he finishes his contract here, his value will be that he frees up 5 mil we can spend on another player...hopefully if the team is doing well it will be a good value.
Instead of just 'hoping' that the team will be doing well by the time Gionta is gone, why not go out and actually do something to make us better? Again, we just sit back with silly short term moves and don't do what we need to do in order to build a winner.
Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
Plus having him here 2 more years to help develop LeBlanc Gallagher Quailer Kristo Bournival etc has value. As much as Gill wasn't great other than PK he had a lot to do with PK's success and development, I'm sure he played a part last month after Pk's run in with Ladouceur, since then he's been very good.
Sure it's good to have those guys, but why not try to get more elite talent for them to develop with? Doesn't make sense not to do this when our club is nowhere near a contending team.

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