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06-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by WantonAbandon View Post
Actually I think that works. At the time he probably was about the same caliber UFA as Blake
It doesn't work for the reason I pointed out: Sharks traded for his rights prior to signing him.

San Jose Sharks acquire Date Chicago Blackhawks acquire
rights to Gary Suter

June 27, 1998 1998 9th round pick (#240-Andrei Yershov)

So Suter was not a UFA signed with no connection to the team. Technically he was re-signed. My point was about guys who were not traded for and then re-signed, or rights traded for and then signed (like G. Suter), but guys just simply signed with no previous Sharks connection as of July 1 of that UFA period.

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