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01-28-2013, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Gonzo View Post
As much as the argument is somewhat poignant, that's a pretty crazy reason not to sign players long term. We all know there is risk involved in every signing, and hopefully you can count on your pro scouting team to assess the situation correctly.

There's always a "Phaneuf" factor when signing young upstart players. There's also a "Kane, Skinner, Hall, Eberle, Doughty, Bolland, Karlsson. Hedman & co." factor as well.

Personally, I doubt that Subban falls into the former category. It's a risk I would be willing to take.
Agreed. All contracts have their risks. At some point, you have to take a chance in order to get some players. Sometimes it works, other times, not so much. But if you don't ever make a move, you'll always come out empty handed.

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