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05-05-2006, 12:12 PM
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I hate to say it, but there's no way we have the leverage of Detroit when it comes to dealing with UFA's and RFA's. Detroit can guarantee anyone a chance to compete for the Cup (at least in theory
). A team like Detroit can get people to take less money. We can't do that.
I'm not saying the Bulldogs graduates will light the NHL on fire next year. If we don't sign a high profile UFA, we're not improving as much as we should for next season, but Gainey gains absolutely nothing by making some pronouncement about how we're going to spend money...it doesn't help him do his job at all.
Koivus isnt getting any younger. To win it all will require what we have, developing cheap young players, and the signing of key free agents eg Arnott, Chra, Kubina, Jovo.
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