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07-08-2012, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by YuioIklo View Post
People thinking that players are scared to sign longterm deals with Holmgren because of Richards and Carter should get over it. He had to trade them and did it, things like that happen and players know it. Any GM could do it. I've got the feeling that Giroux really enjoys the Flyers and would like to stay with us, and it probably won't take a 8mil salary to keep him. But it's just a feeling.
Why do people assume that a player will take a hometown discount? Every player says he loves the city, that doesn't mean a thing. Maybe Giroux wants to test free agency like Suter and Parise when he's eligible, who knows? He will have every team trying to sign him and will have his choice, should he go to free agency in a few years. There is no reason for him to give a discount.

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