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01-17-2013, 07:34 AM
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NyQuil
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Originally Posted by iPunch View Post
Is Chara not a #1 defenseman which was moved?
He wasn't moved.

He chose to sign somewhere else for the league maximum.

Redden was willing to sign for $6M if Chara would also. Zdeno felt he was worth more.

Zdeno decided to go elsewhere, as was his right as a free agent.

If you can't see the difference between being unable to resign a guy, and trading him away, then I'm not sure what to say.

The situations are only comparable if you think Phaneuf would be able to command the league maximum for five years after his contract is up.

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