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12-28-2012, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
I had the same question about letting Rafalski walk for $6M and then signing Rolston for $5M. Different offseasons, though, so its hard to compare.

We could certainly use Gionta now.
That's one thing we can agree on. Rafalski would have stayed for $4.5 million I think it was. Lou didn't wanna give him a raise from the $4 million was it? That he was making. He would have stayed for $4.5, but left for Detroit for 6. He was under 35 that Summer too, and would have retired anyway in the Summer of 2011. He may have even only signed for 3 or 4 years instead of 5 also.

I agree we could use Brian Gionta right now. It's pretty sad cause he wanted to stay, and was very adamant about that. I've heard from someone who knows him that he would have stayed for like $3.5 which was a paycut from what he was getting before that. Someone on this board who knows him confirmed this as well. I don't think I want him at $5 million if the cap goes down to $60 million, but in 2014 I can see him coming back especially if Stephen stays.

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