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01-19-2013, 04:38 PM
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Begs to stay? Ehrhoff went elsewhere seeking a big pay day. By my calculations, Edler left more on the table than Ehrhoff would've, had he signed Gillis' deal. He was clearly not interested in competing for the Cup. Given how soft he was each year in the playoffs, I completely see Gillis' reluctance to pay him $10m per year.
first i'll say i completely agree that it was a smart decision to let ehrhoff go. short term, it's a loss, but longterm i think we'll be better off.
but wasn't there a report that what ehrhoff's agent asked from the canucks (which gillis wouldn't give and instead flipped his rights) was less years and less money overall than he got from buffalo? i don't have a link, but i remember a lot of discussion about this last summer.
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