Alex Semin - Don't shoot! (update: signed with Carolina, July 26)
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07-07-2012, 02:10 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
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To be fair, that's Parise's hometown, and a few hours from Suter's. Kind of similar to Bobby Ryan publicly saying he'd welcome a trade to the Flyers. It's also not like they took a lot less money. Cliff Lee took less money from the Phils, but it was still over $100 million.
Money is usually most important, but when you get to a certain point other things start to matter. If you're offered $100 million to play somewhere, and you're hometown team is giving you $98 million I'm sure that extra $2 million doesn't mean as much.
If the Wild were offering them 5 years $30 million, they're not taking it.
Cliff Lee is the only FA athlete I've ever seen come to Philly on a discount. And that is why he is one of the most beloved figures in Philadelphia.
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