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08-24-2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Clock View Post
But obviously you understand why I'd say that I don't think that acquiring Doan necessarily leads to culture change, especially in a locker room that had issues with bringing in higher-paid UFAs. That was probably Roy, who's gone, but that in itself is probably a nice cultural change as is.

I get where you're coming from - I just don't accept the opportunity risks.
i just dont see the cap space as much risk... since i dont see any significant free agents coming here until we change the identity of the franchise into a perrenial contender... and that will take close to the life of doan's ridiculous contract.

I also don't see it hindering the franchise in keeping their own, as long as they rightfully let Vanek walk in 2 years.

The biggest risk the Sabres face is the youth movement not developing properly... anything that aids that development is a good move IMO.

dont over think it

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