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11-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DJOpus View Post
Would you rather that he didn't talk to us at all?

Edmonton just made a better offer than we did and honestly I wish we made the offer. We have a hole at RS offensive d-man.

If we promised him a spot on the #1 PP, which it strongly looks like he would have deserved, then he would almost be guaranteed to hit all his rookie bonuses....Edmonton basically made him that promise (and remember, rookie bonuses are worth three times more than the basic contract).
As good as he may be, you can't do this. It is a slipery slope. You have to earn what you get. It helps build you and your team. From what I have heard that is part of the reason why Hodgson was traded. It's a team game, the team comes first.

I can understand why he went there, there are a lot of reasons, but i would not want to offer him a gaurentee on anything with playing.

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