Free Agent Sit and Think Things Through Thoroughly (Matt Carle signed with Tampa Bay)
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07-05-2012, 10:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Abington (Philly)
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He tried to bid up their prices, mainly Parise in case Pitt or NJ signed him. Problem is, Parise didn't go looking for the most money, and everyone and their mother knew Suter didn't want to play in the East.
He ended up handcuffing himself. Jagr got antsy and Homer couldn't do anything with him cause there was that 1% chance Parise, Suter, or both would come here. Meanwhile Carle festered on the open market while his price was being driven up. I thought Homer said he could get a below market deal done with Carle.
When you make an amateur move like Homer did, then you end up with garbage like Gervais, Fedotenko, and Syvret.
Yeah trying to drive up the price really worked wonders......
What a great off season. We improved by leaps and bounds!!!
I'm usually rather negative according to some people here but wtf man, why over pay? Next year's free agent class had talent that better matches the dollars given out to these sub star players. Why pay a 6 mill a year play 8 mil when next year there will be multiple 8 mil a year players available.
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