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07-31-2012, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SabresAreScaryGood View Post
I have a question, which deal was worse, Tim Connolly's 2006 3 year $2.9 per coming off his 2nd major concussion or Leino's contract?

Think of these deals when they were signed, not what happened after. I couldn't believe they gave Connolly 3 years at the time.
I'd go with Connolly, easily. Too much injury history, and the two-faced excuse for why it was okay to resign him after two major concussions, while Pat LaFontaine basically was not allowed to resume his career here, just didn't sit right with me. I'm not doubting the LaFontaine decision if it were purely for health reasons, but if they really cared that much about player long-term health, wouldn't the same have applied to Tim? It put that doubt in my mind that LaFontaine was just as much about money, too.

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