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01-07-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BeersHockey View Post
Also, the idea of "paying market value" is absurd. Free agency is an auction, not a market. 3rd/4th line wingers exist in a market, top line talent does not.
One of the better phrases that I have read here lately.

In reality if you look at all those massive contracts, then many of them have been bad. Some have been okay, some simply horrible and a few of them great.

Nowadays, the essential part is developing your own talent. Because signing free-agents is expensive and there are very few of them. Wings have been great in the past ten years or so because they developed Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronner, Fil and Franzen. All of them have been important players. Now Wings are worse because Kindl, Emmerton, Axelsson, etc have not panned out. So they have a missing generation so to speak.

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