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01-13-2013, 11:43 PM
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VinnyC
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Originally Posted by Fat Tony View Post
Alberts and Rome are serviceable. Ehrhoff we picked off a team that needed to dump salary. Hamhuis was coming here, hell or high water.
The Canucks were the only team with salary room? Of course not.

And the whole "Hamhuis would've come anyway" is complete BS. Dozens of other teams were vying for his service so GMMG had to be good enough to make sure he would come without an excessive price tag. That kind of train of thought - that players "want to play home" regardless of circumstance is what has led to Toronto and Montreal being miserable at picking up the big fishes. None of them will come if the team isn't competitive or if the organization doesn't look robust.

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