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12-29-2012, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 View Post
Why would he take the deal? It's more proof positive the NHL will move the closer the deadline gets.

Even merely negotiating off this deal would at least be a show of good faith but I'm just expecting more games from the PA and more false indignance from the union.
Because we are getting close to the date when we must have a deal or the season is lost. That's why he should take the deal. I am not confident he will though.

Originally Posted by goalvalchuk17 View Post
They won't take the deal. I think the nhl knows that. But this offer is an ice breaker. And IMO it will lead to a deal.
I've heard that one before.

Originally Posted by jkrdevil View Post
Oh and if they keep Gionta, Kovalchuk most likely never would have made it into a Devils uniform. Letting Gionta walk opened up cap flexibility allowing the move to be made.
And it also allowed us to showcase Bergfors and get Waddell interested in him. If Gionta was around that never would have happened.

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