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11-17-2012, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 4evaBlue View Post
A) If either player leaves the ducks, Anaheim is going nowhere in the standings. It makes perfect sense to jump ship.

B) I doubt not getting their money would be an issue that prevents us acquiring either/both players.

C) Which one of these so-called "winning organizations" have cap space to take on either/both players on a longer term contract? How much do they want to keep playing together?

No, that's not the reason at all. He sold the majority of our youth for veterans whose best days were far behind them, and in a few cases only managed to contribute (using that term very generously) a season or two. This, clearly has nothing to do with Burke attempting to go after some premier UFA during the next offseason.
Perhaps I should have said one of the bigger reasons. Burke counting on UFA's to sign after finishing in the lottery is still a terrible idea unless we're closer to contention than I believe (backed by the standings) we currently are.

Cap space is meaningless unless they actually want to come here. Detroit, for example, has $25 million to spend next offseason. There's going to be competition to sign whomever makes it to free agency just like there is every year. I'm just saying don't get your hopes up too much counting on UFA's to make this team.

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