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07-10-2012, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
Let's see .... we pay Rinne $7mil ... put in a $7mil - ish offer to Suter ... are expecting to pay even more to that to Weber .... and made an offer to Parise. Where is the indication that the team isn't willing to spend?
Willing...expecting...going to...would have....offered....

Aside from inking the goaltender and signing a few of our own B-grade players, we never actually have gotten any of that accomplished in the past 13 years.

Regardless of the details and right or wrong, players/agents/media still view us as a franchise that won't spend money to build a winner - more concerned with the bottom line than winning a cup.

Like it or not, that perception limits our attractiveness as a franchise to potential FAs.

Would it kill us to go into the year near the midpoint? Yeah, maybe that means you overpay for a guy here or there, but look at it like an investment - you're marketing your franchise to the rest of the league.

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