Garrioch: Penguins pursuing Gonchar
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12-24-2012, 01:00 PM
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I was more fixated on the fact that they gave a lump sum to a guy who (while he had some offensive talent) had obviously inflated numbers due to playing with Crosby and Malkin, was terri-bad defensively, (especially in the 09-10 playoffs) and had recent history of being injury prone.
Agreed. It was a high risk move, but ultimately I was ok with Murray doing it just because Ottawa isn't exactly a hotspot for high-end UFAs so we had to take a risk at getting a potentially high-end UFA where we could.
But yeah, definitely had to discount his expected performance since he had the benefit of playing with some of the league's best players in Pittsburgh.
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