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07-23-2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
agreed, but we pay Poile big bucks expecting him to manage these situations so we don't have to look at things in hindsight. Isn't that what you expect from a great GM?
The ability to foresee a potential offer sheet is one thing ... foreseeing one that is 61.8% "signing bonus", almost twice the max annual salary due in the span of 49 weeks, more bonus money than Sidney Crosby makes total in the first six years of his contract .... that is asking nearly the impossible. Read what Gillis had to say on the subject.

Nobody predicted an offer like this one. There is nothing close to a precedent for it. 92% of the first four years' pay, 61.8% of the total, in the form of a bonus dwarfs even Brad Richards's contract. Saying this deal structure was foreseeable is as much of a revisionist load as predicting 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and the Miracle on Ice before hand.

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