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01-12-2013, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Henriks Broadway Hat View Post
Yep, that team basically had a one-year window. They got it done.

But it's really not management's fault, I don't think. Toews' ELC was up that summer. And Kane. And Keith. And Hjalmarsson. There was just too much going on at once. The co needed to be kept together.
Yes, it is management's fault. They were late in getting their qualifying offers to 6 players and ended up having to sign guys at UFA rates instead of RFA rates. That led directly to trading Byfuglien, Ladd and Versteeg in order to resign more important RFAs in the 2010 offseason.

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