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07-08-2012, 12:17 AM
Haute Couturier
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
Why is it different? Well, Giroux is a top five player in the NHL. Something Carter, Richards, Gagne, and JVR were not.

Giroux should understand that if he can maintain his level of play, then his job will be safe. It's really that simple.

Come on, man. Jagr wasnt going to be re-signed for $4.5m. Not to mention there's no guarantee Jagr would have returned even if we offered it. The man turned down Pittsburgh last season (as well as other, bigger offers) to fulfill some gut feeling he had about playing in Philly. Jagr is a weird guy, it's very possible he just wants to play wherever he feels compelled to play.

And besides, if you're Giroux, shouldnt you be happy that Holmgren is going out of his way to provide the best possible winger for him to play with?
Is he a top 5 player? What if he had a career year at 24 like Richards and Carter?

Holmgren himself said that Jagr grew impatient of waiting around while Holmgren had offers on the table for Parise. It sounded like he was willing to sign Jagr, but he was Plan B.

That's a fair point. He could be happy about that, but the list of players that wanted to be here and no longer aren't is growing longer.

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