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02-01-2006, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Lion of the North
It was more the owner/s lack of interset in winning, The Flyers bought out Leclair and Amonte, but the Avs choose not to buy out Blake @ 7.6 million, hence their hands were tied. Had they bought him out they could have kept Forsberg and brought in a replacement for Blake.
that's not exactly fair... they would have to buy out Blake and then sign Forsberg to, at the very least, 5.5 M a year... plus whatever the replacement was. it isn't as if Blake is driftwood like Leclair and Amonte.

LOT of cash there.

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