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08-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Ziggy Stardust
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Originally Posted by LiquidSnake View Post
The Sedin twins were drafted. Much more difficult to convince 2 players to sign with 1 team while the selling point is that they havent made the playoffs in 9 years (on July 1)

They're both signing somewhere in the US
Technically, he traded for the Sedin twins. He had to do quite a bit of maneuvering to deliver the twins to Vancouver. He inherited a Ducks team that was on its way up, but he had a hand in turning them into a championship team and was there to see Getzlaf and Perry grow into franchise players for the Ducks.

I would think that familiarity with them may help Burke in his pursuit of them and I fully expect him to aggressively go after both players, that is if they both remain unsigned come July 1, 2013. As for a selling point, well, look at how Parise and Suter signed with the Wild, an average hockey club that has missed the playoffs in the past four consecutive seasons and has gone through three different coaches in the past four years. Of course that doesn't matter much when they get contract offers that are worth close to $100M.

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