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01-15-2013, 10:19 AM
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Asking Leipold about his comments then signing the top two UFA's is amateur journalism. It sounds great if you don't understand the business of hockey (what a hypocrite!) but those contracts were the reality of the old CBA.

Parise and Suter were getting front loaded contracts one way or another. Good on Leipold and Fletcher for nabbing them both at a bit of a discount.

If you want to ask something interesting, ask Fletcher about the changes they made as an organization to improve scouting. They missed on first round picks from 2004-2009 and then from 2010-2011 they draft one of the strongest prospect cores in recent memory (Granlund, Brodin, Zucker, Larsson, Bulmer, Lucia, Phillips, etc).

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