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04-27-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
No I don't think DL signed Jack to the contract and then intended to sign him but when you speak about creating a culture and getting players to "buy in" by getting the "tattoo" and on more than one occasion, you trade them after they commit, that is a bit hypocritical. I guess the loyalty thing is a one way street with DL.
Lubo and JMFJ are the two guys who got screwed somewhat, I agree. But there are more examples of guys signing long-term in LA and staying than there are of those who left. And it can be argued in JMFJ case that the teams poor play had as much to do with that deal as anything. IF LA is sitting in the divisional lead or at least well into a playoff spot, that deal might not happen. It hasn't been a one-way street for guys like Doughty, Kopitar, Greene, Scuderi and Brown so far and you'll likely be able to add Quick to that list.

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