Thread: OT: IF there is a buyout
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06-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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In the case of DiPietro's contract I wonder if it is backed up by insurance. I agree that he was not injury prone and really showed as the franchise player. Considering how some GM's were offering big numbers for franchise FA's, Wang and Snow felt it was a good risk to sign him long term rather than risk losing him.

In the case of Gomez, Montreal is under big pressure to win and along with Gionta he was a factor in their 2010 playoff run. Ditto Carter with this year's Kings run. For the big franchises, the top rated players are like race horses that routinely get bought and sold. The big franchises not onlyhave the big fan bases but also figure prominently into media ratings for the Canadian networks and noe NBC.

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