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01-20-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
The problem is, no elite UFA is going to sign for a wretched basement dweller. The Rangers were a treadmill team when they traded Gomez, not a league joke like the Islanders and Oilers. The Wild were a borderline playoff team when they pulled off the Suter and Parise deals.
Where was Boston when they signed Chara and Savard?
Where was Minnesota when they signed Suter and Parise?
Where was Philadelphia when they signed Briere?

There is a simple recipe to get the best players in the UFA market: offer the most money.

If we offer Corey Perry 63 million, 7 years to Corey Perry with maximum front-loading he's likely to pick that over 5 years and 35 million with Los Angeles.

Guys like Marian Hossa who take less money to play in Chicago are the exception.

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