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01-25-2013, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
I'm pretty sure they had decided he already was a franchise defenseman when they gave home the contract. I don't believe that this was a case of wanting to let him grow into the contract, like they did with Derek Roy. They could have given him a bridge contract, like they did with Ennis, but they threw the moon at him because they believe(d?) he was already there.
So, you don't think it's the same as something they demonstrated doing before...

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