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08-07-2012, 12:24 PM
The Brodin Effect
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Originally Posted by nickschultzfan View Post
He didn't trade him the summer before, then Gaborik got injured immediately. Nobody was going to trade for him. Gaborik came back after the New Year. DR didn't re-offer the 10-year $75 million contract. DR signed Backstrom instead.

Gaborik played so-so through the deadline, and nobody offered much for Gaborik at the deadline because he was a UFA and was injured. Wild thought it was better to just keep Gaborik and try to make the playoffs.

DR fired. Fletcher came aboard. Fletcher didn't offer Gaborik a contract, who was clearly on the way out.
Didn't Fletcher try and guage Gaborik's interest though? I thought he did and Gaborik basically told him "don't even bother" and so Fletcher followed his advice.

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