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07-22-2012, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Trade Legwand View Post
I'd say you would find 98% of Predators fans would say to match the offer so there is no reason for a poll, honestly.

Not matching would be much more of a setback than matching.
Interesting to hear. I figured it would be closer to 50/50 given the strong case for either side. The whole situation is eerily familiar to what the Sabres were experiencing back during the Vanek offer sheet days. Since we'd lost Briere and Drury everyone wanted to match. Hindsight shows that it's closer to 50/50, but hindsight is easy. There is quickly developing talk of moving Vanek since his production doesn't match his contract. It's not awful production, but he's not the elite type player that Edmonton thought he'd be when they made that offer. The stark difference in this is that Edmonton didn't have the bully reputation that Philly carries with them every year, rightfully so.

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