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06-21-2012, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Psycho Papa Joe View Post
Not saying they should get Gionta, but weren't they paying more last season for Rolston, an inferior player at this stage of their careers?
Weight was retiring.The isles wanted to trade Hunter, who'd battled injuries the last few seasons and had 2 yrs/$4m left on his deal.

Isles flipped Hunter for Rolston( 1yr/$5m) to provide leadership.They took on only $1m more in salary.One bad contract traded for another bad contract.

Trading for Gionta,who's owed $5m per for each of the next 2 yrs holds no appeal.
I'd rather see Snow put that $5m towards the isles defense,which only has 3 players signed for next season.

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