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07-07-2012, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
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.
It means something to Crosby who takes a lower cap hit than he would normally get to give the Pens flexibility to add more players. It's not an every day occurrence, but it does happen. Giroux seems like the kind of guy who wants to win no matter what.

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